Tremella foliacea

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Tremella foliacea

11 October 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Multiple reddish brown gelatinous lobes, broadly attached to the substrate, to about 15cm across

Flesh

Brown, gelatinous

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn to winter

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

Appearing to grow on dead wood of deciduous and coniferous trees, but in fact parasitic on the mycelium of fungi in the Stereum genus

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal to sub-spherical, smooth (9-11) x (6-8) µm2

Edibility

Edible, but not worthwhile

Additional Photographs

Tremella foliacea

19 January 1997 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Tremella foliacea

19 January 1997 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin