The Dacrymycetales are a group of tough gelatinous fungi.

Calocera sp.

This is a genus which appears in large groups on wet rotting wood. Its pale yellow-orange finger-like fruiting bodies are gelatinous. Up to 40 mm tall.

There are at least ten different species in NZ. Two species are illustrated here.

Dacryopinax spathularia

These are small spoon-shaped jelly fungi found on rotting wood. They darken to an orange-red when dry. Size: the “spoon” is 3–5 mm wide.

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