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Witches' butter

Tremella mesenterica

Description:

The fruit body has an irregular shape, and usually breaks through the bark of dead branches. It is up to 7.5 cm (3.0 in) broad and 2.5 to 5.0 cm (1.0 to 2.0 in) high, rounded to variously lobed or brain-like in appearance. The fruit body is gelatin-like but tough when wet, and hard when dry. The surface is usually smooth, the lobes translucent, deep yellow or bright yellow-orange, fading to pale yellow, rarely unpigmented and white or colorless. The fruit bodies dry to a dark reddish or orange. The spores, viewed in mass, are whitish or pale yellow https://www.google.pt/url?sa=t&rct=j...

Habitat:

Tremella mesenterica has a cosmopolitan distribution, having been recorded from Europe, North, Central, and South America, Africa, Asia, and Australia

Notes:

Spotted in a mix forest of a public park,in Porto city

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2 Comments

Thanks David,you are welcome,is very nice when that hapen :-)

david14
david14 7 years ago

I have what looks like this in my garden in Australia. I am glad I looked at your photos you have helped me ID it.

Cedofeita, Santo Ildefonso, Sé, Miragaia, São Nicolau e Vitória, Norte, Portugal

Spotted on Jan 26, 2014
Submitted on Jan 27, 2014

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