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Group of Fungi: Jelly Fungi
Latin Name: Bisporella citrina (Batsch) Korf & S. E. Carp.
Common Name: Yellow Fairy Cup
Description: Cup-shaped structure, 1/16–1/8 in (0.15–0.3 cm) across, lower portion narrowing to a small base, surface smooth, bright lemon-yellow; spores white, cream or pale yellow in mass.
Biological Role: Decomposer of wood.
Habitat: Commonly occurring in dense clusters on decorticated (without bark) logs or stumps.
Geographical Distribution: Found throughout North America.
Comments: This fungus is often exceedingly common. Although small, the bright yellow color of the fruiting bodies causes them to stand out against the darker substrates upon which they occur.