When: 2008-08-08

Collection location: Georgia, USA [Click for map]

Who: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)

No specimen available

Proposed Names

-4% (4)
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)
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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By: Shane Marsh (Mushane)
2009-05-17 04:13:10 CDT (-0500)

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 11:01:14 CDT (-0500)

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.

By: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
2008-08-19 10:54:38 CDT (-0500)

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)
2008-08-19 00:12:32 CDT (-0500)

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

By: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)
2008-08-08 21:59:16 CDT (-0500)

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