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When: 2007-11-27

Collection location: Cabin Cove, Haywood Co., North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

Specimen available

jelly fungus on oak limbs (2-3" diameter)
CAP: gelatinous ruffled lobes, lobes to 30-40mm diameter, soft and squishy, dark reddish to yellowish brownish, translucent, dries black and much smaller
SPORE: print whitish

Are there other species with which this could possibly be confused?

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By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2009-02-07 17:51:22 PST (-0800)

it’s an Exidia but not sure which one. The name E. recisa is a “Field Guide” name that has been misapplied to a lot of different Exidia. See Irene’s picture of E. recisa from Sweden
It could be E. truncate, per Irene’s suggestion on my ob

By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2007-11-30 07:51:19 PST (-0800)

Knew someone would catch my mistake… but didn’t expect Nathan to be watching from Costa Rica!! Thanks for the suggestion, Darvin. I’m about to post another I found yesterday that is much larger and “foliaceus”. This new one is surely Tremella foliacea. Makes me think that this one is this other one, Exidia recisa, maybe. I’ll leave both as T. foliacea until I can find out for sure (next year??) Whatever their IDs, they have flourished around here for the past week; I can find them on practically every oak limb I pick up(!)

Exidia recisa
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2007-11-29 16:59:22 PST (-0800)

Another species to look closely at is Exidia recisa. It has a bumpy surface and is common in the Southeastern US.

Looks like Tremella foliacea
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2007-11-29 11:36:53 PST (-0800)

See Tremella foliacea for comparison.