Observation 7684: Tremella aurantia Schwein.
When: 2008-06-02
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: According to my notes, it was uniformly colored, and growing on a dead alder by a creek.

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Recognized by sight: I’m going by the pale flesh-color.
Used references: Demystified.
51% (2)
Recognized by sight: The yellow color can fade to pure white, especially in the rain. T. encephala can be verified by cutting the jelly in half with a razor blade and finding the white “brain” inside! Compare the inside to photos of Tremella encephala.

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Tremella aurantia
By: Peter Roberts (Peter Roberts)
2008-10-16 09:24:17 PDT (-0700)

Tremella aurantia parasitizes fruitbodies of Stereum hirsutum on broadleaf trees, whereas the host for T. encephala is S. sanguinolentum on conifers. There is also an almost forgotten species – originally described from S. Carolina – called Tremella tremelloides (Berk.) Massee which I have seen in Tennessee. It occurs on Stereum cf complicatum on broadleaf trees and is also yellowish, but not (never?) as large or foliaceous as T. aurantia.

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