Ecology & HabitatSaprotrophic, Growing in Brain Like Clusters It can be found growing on decaying Conifer wood in damp environments
Flesh Yellow-orange translucent jelly with lighter colored base near attachment to wood if visible.
SporesPale Yellow
Dacrymyces chrysospermus (Orange Jelly)

Dacrymyces chrysospermus is a species of fungi whose name translates to “tear fungus with golden spores.” This unique fungus is characterized by its bright yellow-orange, jelly-like fruiting bodies that resemble teardrops or small trumpets. The fruiting bodies are typically found growing in clusters on decaying wood, particularly conifers. One of the distinguishing features of Dacrymyces chrysospermus is its spores, which are a beautiful pale yellow or golden color. This orange jelly is a look alike to Tremella mesenterica (Witches Butter). However, Dacrymyces chrysospermus grows on conifer and has a lighter yellow or white attachment point where it connects to the wood it is growing on. Tremella mesenterica on the other handr, grows on hardwoods like oak, and does not have a light colored attachment point.