Growing on rotting gorse trunk
DC NPS 2016 BioBlitz - with J. Day & M.K. Romberg
ruffled yellowish fungus on dead trees
Observed on #bioblitz2016 with @pchines
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...