Observation 83584: Tremella mesenterica Retz.
When: 2011-11-26
(37.983682° -122.155437° )
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Found on an oak twig (a hardwood) which suggests the genus Tremella, rather than Dacrymyces which grows on pine. Collection became very hard when dried, a characteristic described by Aurora in Demystified.

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George Washington for size comparison.
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Booger close-up. Eww!
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400x magnification. Sample has been stained in phloxine and washed with KOH. Spores and hyphae visible. I was searching for basidium as a diagnostic tool to genus (cruciately septate for Tremella and tuning fork for Dacrymyces), to no avail.

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Used references: Used the key in Mushrooms Demystified 2nd Edition by David Aurora.

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