Observation 65361: Tremella mesenterica Retz.
When: 2011-04-10
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Bright orange; very slimy to touch. Individual growths 5-15mm long. Growing on dead log. I found this in dryer eucalypt forest, having walked out of rainforest. Approximate 300-500m above sea level.

Another possible ID would be Heterotextus peziziformis (Golden Jelly Bells), but it wasn’t bell shaped; distinctive ‘brain’ shape.

Possibly edible. Tim Lowe in ‘Wild Food Plants of Australia’ suggests that “Jelly fungi (Tremella). . . appear to be harmless, having a pleasant jelly taste.” (Page 194).

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Used references: Fuhrer, Bruce – A Field Guide to Australian Fungi

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