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I Think Its Orange Witches Butter

I Think It's Orange Witches Butter

Thanks, Tom (Pimkey) of pbase for the lead to ID this. I've been wondering about it for a long time:
"Tremella mesenterica (common names include the yellow brain, the golden jelly fungus, the yellow
trembler, and witches' butter) is a common jelly fungus. It is most frequently found on dead but
attached and on recently fallen branches. It is edible." I find it expands during a heavy rain and just about disappears when the weather dries up. It appears regularly in the same spot between stained wood and a composite railing on my deck. Mine is definitely orange, so I suspect it's not tremella mesenterica but dacrymyces palmatus

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marko gregoric24-Aug-2013 07:39
Superb shot. V
Tom LeRoy16-Jan-2012 19:16
Yes, this is it exactly; glad we could coordinate the find! Looks good. V
Helen Betts16-Jan-2012 18:52
Fascinating, and quite an interesting capture.
Ghislaine et Réal Boulet16-Jan-2012 14:09
Beautiful picture.