Tremiscus helvelloides (DC.) Donk, 1958
Syn.: Guepinia helvelloides (DC.) Fr., 1828
Common names: Apricot Jelly Fungus, Red Jelly Fungus [En], Tremelle en helvelle, Guépinie rousse, Oreille de veau [Fr], Spateltrilzwam [Nl], Rötlicher Gallerttrichter [De]
Durbuy, LUXEMBOURG ● Belgium
Description: The fruit-body is tongue-shaped often funnel-like with obscure stipe, 3–10(15) cm tall, 2–7 cm wide, orange red, pink red, red brown, whitish at base<; The upper surface has white, fine coating.
The flesh is gelatinous, light pink red. There is hymenium on the upper surface of the fruit-body. The spores are subcylindrical to ellipsoid, 9–12(16) × 5–6 mm, colourless, smooth.
Biology: The fruit-bodies are single or in groups. It can be found from July to October.
Habitat: On limy or sandy soils in coniferous (mainly spruce and pine) and mixed (with beech) forests, on moist soil and decaying wood.
Distribution: Europe, East Asia, North America.
Red Data Book of Bulgaria