Tremella mesenterica

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Tremella mesenterica

21 December 2008 Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Yellow Brain Fungus

Fruiting Body

A wrinkled jelly like mass, bright yellow to orange, broadly attached to the substrate

Flesh

Yellow, gelatinous, when fresh, hard and brittle when dry

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

All year

Distribution

Very common

Habitat

Parasitic on fungi in the Peniophora genus growing on dead deciduous wood

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (10-16) x (7-8) µm2

Edibility

Inedible

Additional Photographs

Tremella mesenterica

10 August 2008, West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin