Tremella mesenterica?

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Lee Dingain
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Tremella mesenterica?

Post by Lee Dingain » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:22 pm

Tremella mesenterica (Yellow Brain) or Tremella auriantia?

I think the black areas indicated by the red arrows are remants of a Peniophora fungus which would make this T. Mesenterica I believe?

With T. auriantia is there always fruitbodies of Stereum hirsutum visible?
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Re: Tremella mesenterica?

Post by mollisia » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:34 pm

Hello,

I think the black remnants are - at least some of them - Nemania serpens or something similar, say a Pyrenomycete.

It looks mor elike Tremelle mesenterica to me, as T. aurantia is bigger, less gelatinous and more orange tinged than yellow.

I have always seen fruitbodies of a Stereum species together with T. aurantia (which is not rare in the mediterranean area), but I'm quite certain that this is not obligatory. With Tremella foliacea you also do not obeserve a Stereum species in all cases.

best regards,
Andreas

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Re: Tremella mesenterica?

Post by Lee Dingain » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:47 pm

Hi Andreas,

Many thanks for your comments, this is great. I will be out looking for some more tomorrow so I'll try and photograph the host species a bit better next time.

Best wishes,
Lee

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