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Scientific name: Guepinia rufa (Jacq.) Beck.
Synonyms: Tremella rufa - Tremella helvelloides - Phlogiotis rufa - Guepinia helvelloides - Tremiscus helvelloides
Common name: Jelly mushroom
Receptacle: 3-12 cm, elastic and gelatinous, spatula-shaped or funnel-shaped with side split, red-orange or dark red.
Meat: gelatinous and tender.
Guepinia rufa(photo http://tolweb.org)
Edibility, habitat and observations
Relationship with the surrounding plant environment: saprophytic mushroom.
Gregaria and bushy, it grows in coniferous woods, in humid and humus-rich areas, in summer-autumn.
Edible even raw.