Observation 8159: “Heterobasidiomycetes” R.T. Moore
When: 2008-04-12
No herbarium specimen

Notes: These Jelly Fungi seem to begin almost clear or semi translucent and as they mature colour up to yellow. They could possibly belong to the Tremella family.


Copyright © 2008 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Copyright © 2008 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia

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Recognized by sight: Definitely has the right colors for Dacrymyces or at least something in the same family

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I have good quality images of Tremella. This fungi sort of had a different growth habit. We’ll stick to your naming unless there is a better ID,(which I doubt). Not sure if you get our weather reports where you are but we are expecting another lot of flooding in my area. Looks like up to 500mm (20") in the next two days. kk

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-02-21 00:25:43 CST (-0600)

The name “Heterobasidiomycetes” encompasses all possibilities for this ob. It’s not completely kosher, taxonomically speaking (hence the quotes), but it’s a way of denoting jelly fungi without resorting to that peasant tongue we call common English.

Dacrymyces is one possibility. Tremella is another. I doubt it’s anything else.

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I looked at the two suggested namings and find that Heterobasidiomycetes seems to be the closest in visual likeness. Thanks to the two observer entries for naming. kk

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