Yellow Brain Fungus

Tremella mesenterica (Retzius 1769)

Golden-yellow when it is damp. It can be solitary or grow in large groups on rotting / dead branches and twigs. When it is dry it is hard and orange.

Yellow Brain Fungus

Identification

Golden-yellow when it is damp. It can be solitary or grow in large groups on rotting / dead branches and twigs. When it is dry it is hard and orange.

FAMILY

Tremellaceae

LATIN NAME

Tremella mesenterica

No cap, but a gelatinous and ‘brain like’ contorted fruiting body.

2-10cm diameter.

None

Bright yellow when damp, tough and orange when dry.

Common in Europe, but has been found in Asia, North and South America.

Broadleaf Woodland

All year, but more common in Autumn.

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