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Golden Jelly fungus

Tremella mesenterica


Hydrated and Dehydrated jelly fungi


treated wooden plank these fungi do not decay wood but rather feed on other wood decaying fungi


Beautiful orange jelly fungus do not have stems nor gills but have the amazing ability to absorb up to 60% of their mass in water after just a short shower. To me they closely resemble soft coral and after research I found there is a variety of elk-horn fungi just like the coral. This is new and interesting for here as we don't receive much rain but after a shower these sprung up quite unexpectedly. Apparently they are edible but I don't think I will try but I have new found respect for the fungus kingdom and actually search for them now.

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hg_williams3 10 years ago

@Clive Shirley i saw that name too is there any distinction to separate them im not sure if yours is right or mine help much appreciated

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

Interesting fungus especially the water-holding bit. Let us know if you change your mind and taste them.

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Turks and Caicos Islands

Spotted on Oct 13, 2011
Submitted on Dec 30, 2011

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