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Yellow brain, witches' butter

Tremella mesenterica


The gelatinous, orange-yellow fruit body of the fungus, which can grow up to 7.5 cm diameter, has a convoluted or lobed surface that is greasy or slimy when damp. It grows in crevices in bark, appearing during rainy weather. Within a few days after rain it dries into a thin film or shriveled mass capable of reviving after subsequent rain. It is edible although flavourless. The fungus grows parasitically on the mycelium of wood-rotting corticioid fungi in the genus Peniophora


Spotted on a dead branch fallen on the ground. Parque Nacional de Monfragüe


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/60 sec.; f/13; ISO Speed Rating: 200. Focal Length: 90.0 mm.

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arlanda 10 years ago

Gracias tibiprada

tibiprada 10 years ago

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Torrejón el Rubio, Extremadura, Spain

Spotted on Nov 2, 2012
Submitted on Dec 2, 2012

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