bright yellow jelly fungus
found growing on fallen tree
range from 5 mm to 4 cm in width
gelatinous, hard and somewhat slimy to the touch
very mild taste
Tremellaceae: Tremella sp.
On recently fallen dead branch. In mixed Broadleaf/podocarp forest.
Dacrymyces palmatus (Orange Jelly) or Tremella mesenterica (Golden Jelly) ?
Growing on gorse stump in middle of a grassy clearing.
This was the larger of two similar growths about 50 cm apart on a fallen tree.
On cut end of matagouri branch.
Tremella is a genus of fungi in the family Tremellaceae. All Tremella species are parasites of other fungi and most produce anamorphic yeast states. Basidiocarps (fruit bodies), when produced, are gelatinous and are colloquially classed among the "jelly fungi". Over 100 species of Tremella are currently recognized worldwide. Two species, Tremella fuciformis and Tremella aurantialba, are commercially cultivated for food.