Fan-shaped jelly fungus (Dacryopinax spathularia), on the garden work table, in Portsmouth, Virginia. 

We got almost 3 inches of rain yesterday (7.5 cm), and these luridly colored fungi emerged from the sodden cracks in the butcher-block tabletop overnight. The species name means “spade shaped.” 

Please click on any photo in the set for an enlarged view. 

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