Tremella fuciformis

Tremella fuciformis

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(White Brain Jelly Fungus)

FAMILY

Tremellaceae

Species

Tremella fuciformis

Common name

White Brain Jelly Fungus

Colour

White

Habitat

Growing on wood

Description

This lettuce-like fungus is found growing out of dead wood. The fruiting body is gelatinous when fresh, it shrinks as it dries and may even become leathery. It is contorted, lobed and translucent white, slimy when moist to 10 cm diameter; spores are borne over the entire surface of the lobes.