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Leafy brain

Tremella foliacea

Description:

Initially disc-like, the fruitbody soon develops irregular convoluted folds with rounded margins. Individual fruitbodies grow to between 2 and 20cm across. The leaf-like clusters of folded lobes are usually reddish-brown or pale pinkish-brown but sometimes reddish orange; gelatinous when damp, turning dark and shriveling to an inconspicuous fraction of its former size during very dry weather.

Habitat:

This jelly fungus grows on dead timber of broadleaf trees and conifers. It is not the dead timber that Tremella foliacea consumes but rather a kind of bracket or crust fungus that itself has been feeding on the wood. Tremella foliacea must therefore be classed as a parasitic rather than saprobic species.

Notes:

Spotted in National Park Veluwezoom, Holland. (sources:see reference)

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Jae
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Jae

Gelderland, Netherlands

Lat: 52.05, Long: 6.02

Spotted on Oct 26, 2015
Submitted on Oct 28, 2015

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