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Witch's Butter

Tremella mesenterica

Description:

Neon yellow to orange jelly fungus on a fallen hardwood branch. Tremella mesenterica is a common species of jelly fungus found within the Tremellaceae family. It is parasitic on the mycelia of Peniophora crust fungi (saprobic crust fungi). It is often mistaken for Tremella aurantia, which is parasitic on Stereum hirsutum.

Habitat:

On a fallen hardwood branch in a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in Northwest Georgia (Gordon County), US.

Notes:

A snail is enjoying an afternoon snack as well! Note the tiny snail droppings!

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2 Comments

flowntheloop
flowntheloop 3 years ago

Aww! Thank you, Christine! I thought it was pretty darn cute too! :)

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 3 years ago

Nice shots...I love the snacking snail :)

flowntheloop
Spotted by
flowntheloop

Georgia, USA

Spotted on Dec 21, 2017
Submitted on Dec 22, 2017

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