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    • Tremella mesenterica
    • Hormomyces aurantiacus
    • Tremella candida
    • Tremella lutescens
  • English
    • Witches' Butter
    • Witch's Butter
    • Yellow Brain-fungus
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    • keltahytykkä

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Recent observations

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Witch's Butter Tremella mesenterica

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alorenz

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August 20, 2016 10:57 AM CDT

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Witch's Butter Tremella mesenterica

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mrpete

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April 16, 2016 03:11 PM EDT

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Witch's Butter Tremella mesenterica

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johngrego

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August 21, 2016 08:59 AM EDT

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Witch's Butter Tremella mesenterica

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james5

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August 19, 2016 12:27 PM EDT

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Witch's Butter Tremella mesenterica

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kylamg

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July 23, 2016 03:17 PM CDT

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Witch's Butter Tremella mesenterica

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corvid81

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August 17, 2016 11:40 AM CDT

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Witch's Butter Tremella mesenterica

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dirk558

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August 11, 2016 10:38 AM EDT

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Witch's Butter Tremella mesenterica

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August 17, 2016 09:00 AM CDT

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Witch's Butter Tremella mesenterica

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fern_friend

Date

June 11, 2016 02:25 PM PDT

Description

Found growing along Excelsior Pass trail, Mt. Baker WA

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Witch's Butter Tremella mesenterica

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shaunmichael

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August 13, 2016 11:34 AM EDT

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Witch's Butter Tremella mesenterica

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conradaltmann

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August 13, 2016 12:01 PM AST

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Witch's Butter Tremella mesenterica

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justin63

Date

May 30, 2016 11:12 AM EDT
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Description from Wikipedia

Tremella mesenterica (common names include yellow brain, golden jelly fungus, yellow trembler, and witches' butter) is a common jelly fungus in the Tremellaceae family of the Agaricomycotina. It is most frequently found on dead but attached and on recently fallen branches, especially of angiosperms, as a parasite of wood decay fungi in the genus Peniophora. The gelatinous, orange-yellow fruit body of the fungus, which can grow up to 7.5 cm (3.0 in) diameter, has a convoluted or lobed...

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