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    • Witches' Butter
    • Witch's Butter
    • Yellow Brain-fungus
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    • Tremella mesenterica
    • Tremella lutescens

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Recent observations

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Witch's Butter Tremella mesenterica

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aztekium

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October 25, 2014 10:44 AM CDT

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Witch's Butter Tremella mesenterica

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tonyg

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October 28, 2014

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Witch's Butter Tremella mesenterica

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vicc

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October 27, 2014 03:00 PM AKDT

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cooperj

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May 15, 2014

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Witch's Butter Tremella mesenterica

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kucycads

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October 27, 2007

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Witch's Butter Tremella mesenterica

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steve_kerr

Date

July 18, 2014

Description

Tremellaceae: Tremella sp.

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Witch's Butter Tremella mesenterica

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steve_kerr

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June 8, 2014

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Witch's Butter Tremella mesenterica

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john_barkla

Date

April 24, 2014

Description

On cut end of matagouri branch.

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Witch's Butter Tremella mesenterica

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katiew

Date

March 29, 2014

Description

Growing on dead gorse branch

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Witch's Butter Tremella mesenterica

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steve_kerr

Date

December 28, 2013

Description

Tremella mesenterica ?

This jelly-like mass was seen on the underside of the same sawn log with the slime mold plasmodium http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations/981211

In fact you can see a bit of that in this image, but it did not appear to be touching or arising from the plasmodium.

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Witch's Butter Tremella mesenterica

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katiew

Date

June 23, 2013

Description

Jelly fungus on decaying gorse branch.

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Witch's Butter Tremella mesenterica

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m_jon

Date

March 21, 2013 10:06 AM NZDT

Description

Orange fungus on old gorse stems.

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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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