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Tremella mesenterica.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Goldgelber Zitterling, Tremella lutescens, Trémelle mésentérique, Yellow Brain
Tremella lutescens Mushroom
Ref No: 9502
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Tremella mesenterica Mushroom
Ref No: 9503
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: White to cream, Yellow
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Other
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
flesh: Mushroom slimy or sticky
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows on wood

Tremella mesenterica Retz. ex Hook, syn Tremella lutescens Fr. Goldgelber Zitterling Trémelle mésentérique,Yellow Brain. Fruit body 2–10cm across, comprising soft, flabby, gelatinous lobes and folds, golden-yellow to orange, drying dark orange, horny, and brittle. Spores white, broadly ovate to subglobose, 7–10 x 6–10µ. Basidia resembling hot cross buns when seen from above. Habitat on dead deciduous branches, sometimes still attached to the tree. Season all year, especially late autumn. Frequent. Not edible. Distribution, America and Europe. Note some specimens found in America were white, this needs further investigation.

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Slobodan Nikolic (Yugoslavia) - 14 March 2010

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Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 01 December 2008

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Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 01 December 2008

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