Possible Tremella or Dacrymyces?

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Barrie Hamill
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Possible Tremella or Dacrymyces?

Post by Barrie Hamill » Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:47 am

Hi all.

I found this fungi on very unhealthy willow in my garden on Orkney last week. It's possibly the wrong time of year to have noticed it but I'm wondering if it's identifiable. I'm thinking possibly Tremella or Dacrymyces, but I'm a beginner with fungi so need some help please. It's quite small - the whole fungi pictured is just under 2cm across in total.
Many thanks, Barrie
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Re: Possible Tremella or Dacrymyces?

Post by Peter Roberts » Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:04 pm

At a guess this is dried-up Tremella mesenterica which is quite fond of willow. A shower of rain (or a watering can) may make it more obvious, since it readily absorbs water. Dacrymycetous fungi are rarely so ragged and irregular, wet or dry.

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Re: Possible Tremella or Dacrymyces?

Post by Barrie Hamill » Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:37 pm

Thank you Peter. It's a rainy day tomorrow, so I'll have another look then.

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Re: Possible Tremella or Dacrymyces?

Post by Barrie Hamill » Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:46 pm

Her is a picture of it wet. Turned nice and yellow. Many thanks for your help Peter.
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Re: Possible Tremella or Dacrymyces?

Post by adampembs » Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:40 pm

Tremella mesenterica or T. aurantia
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