Observation 8799: Dacrymyces palmatus (Schwein.) Burt
When: 2008-08-08
Collection location: Georgia, USA [Click for map]
No herbarium specimen

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-4% (4)
Eye3
Recognized by sight
44% (6)
Recognized by sight
Used references: The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms, p. 385; photo 566 This is just a possibility, based on apparent size, color and texture. I would normally expect to see more than just a small clump.
59% (6)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight: The structure looks more like Dacrymyces palmatus. It also looks like it’s growing on a conifer and I don’t see any evidence of either Stereum or Peniophora which orange Tremellas usually parasitize.

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yep
By: Shane Marsh (Mushane)
2009-05-17 02:13:10 PDT (-0700)

the scaley bark there does indeed have the looks in Pine written on it.

What’s the substrate?
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2008-08-19 09:01:14 PDT (-0700)

Looks like hardwood; if it were pine it could be Dacrymyces palmatus (but doesn’t look like it to me) instead of Tremella. In the southeast both species are essentially year-round.

Season
By: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
2008-08-19 08:54:38 PDT (-0700)

Ive been finding these almost all year long, tons in the spring and now after the rains they have been popping up everywhere.

Tremella mesenterica
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-08-18 22:12:32 PDT (-0700)

I’d guess the same. But I wouldn’t expect it fruiting here for another 2-3 months.

Tremella?
By: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)
2008-08-08 19:59:16 PDT (-0700)

It looks like Tremella mesenterica. At least if it was from around here and a few months later in the year.

Created: 2008-08-08 13:21:40 PDT (-0700)
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