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Tremella mesenterica Tremella mesenterica on the branch of a downed Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides) tree. Also seen on the branch was Peniophora rufa.  Geotagged,Minnesota,Peniophora rufa,Populus tremuloides,Spring,Tremella mesenterica,United States,quaking aspen Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Tremella mesenterica

Tremella mesenterica on the branch of a downed Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides) tree. Also seen on the branch was Peniophora rufa.

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''Tremella mesenterica'' is a common jelly fungus in the Tremellaceae family of the Agaricomycotina. It is most frequently found on dead but attached and on recently fallen branches, especially of angiosperms, as a parasite of wood decay fungi in the genus ''Peniophora''. The gelatinous, orange-yellow fruit body of the fungus, which can grow up to 7.5 cm diameter, has a convoluted or lobed surface that is greasy or slimy when damp. It grows in crevices in bark, appearing during rainy weather. Within.. more

Similar species: Jellylike Fungi
Species identified by Gary B
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By Gary B

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Uploaded Mar 14, 2019. Captured May 11, 2014 12:56 in 4408 Miller Rd, Barnum, MN 55707, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL
  • f/10.0
  • 1/30s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm