Observation 32134: Tremella Pers.

When: 2010-01-17

Collection location: Novato, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Natalie McNear

No specimen available

Red, rubbery fungus found on a rotting oak log. Clump was about 2.5" long.



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By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2010-01-19 11:46:37 PST (-0800)

Are you sure? Were their undersides smooth or a bit rough, or were they honeycombed?

Honeycombed = polypore, anything else = Stereum. The photo resolution isn’t high enough to be sure but it’s probably Stereum given its appearance, and then the dark jelly nearby is probably Tremella.

By: Natalie McNear
2010-01-18 14:35:05 PST (-0800)

Yes, there were bright orange polypores covering the log, with some clumps of the red, rubbery fungi interspersed between them.

By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2010-01-18 11:41:01 PST (-0800)

Tremella foliacea. As I understand it, Tremella often are parasitic on Stereum and it looks like there’s some Stereum on this wood, perhaps S. complicatum.

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