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  • French
    • Trémelle mésentérique
  • Scientific Names
    • Tremella mesenterica
    • Hormomyces aurantiacus
    • Tremella candida
    • Tremella lutescens
  • English
    • Witches' Butter
    • Witch's Butter
    • Yellow Brain-fungus
  • Finnish
    • keltahytykkä

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Witch's Butter Tremella mesenterica

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barlin

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November 27, 2016 12:34 PM PST

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Witch's Butter Tremella mesenterica

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damontighe

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December 3, 2016 03:25 PM PST

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Witch's Butter Tremella mesenterica

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December 5, 2016 01:28 PM EST

Description

Bright orange, jelly-like fungus

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Witch's Butter Tremella mesenterica

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shaunmichael

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December 2, 2016 01:54 PM EST

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Witch's Butter Tremella mesenterica

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evan-was-here

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October 25, 2016 02:26 AM EDT

Description

Tremella mesenterica is a jelly fungus commonly found growing on decaying wood. It has gelatinous folding lobes and a bright orange colour.

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Witch's Butter Tremella mesenterica

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November 29, 2016 02:01 PM EST

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Witch's Butter Tremella mesenterica

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evan-was-here

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October 25, 2016 02:04 AM EDT

Description

Tremella mesenterica is a jelly fungus commonly found growing on decaying wood. It has gelatinous folding lobes and a bright orange colour.

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Witch's Butter Tremella mesenterica

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shaunmichael

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December 1, 2016 10:06 AM EST

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Witch's Butter Tremella mesenterica

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srall

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November 30, 2016 09:37 AM EST

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Witch's Butter Tremella mesenterica

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germanoferrando

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November 6, 2016 02:57 PM CET

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mounttamalpais

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November 29, 2016 02:58 PM PST

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Witch's Butter Tremella mesenterica

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ringmi1

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November 28, 2016 03:47 PM EST

Description

Defining characteristics: gelatin like fruit body, bright yellow color, growing on a dead stump

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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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