Tremella mesenterica Retz.
(yellow brain, golden jelly fungus)

Taxonomic hierarchy:
SpeciesTremella mesenterica (yellow brain, golden jelly fungus)
GenusTremella (a genus of fungal-parasite brain fungi)
FamilyTREMELLACEAE (a family of jelly fungi)
OrderTREMELLALES (an order of jelly fungi)
ClassTREMELLOMYCETES (a class of fungi)
SubphylumAGARICOMYCOTINA
PhylumBASIDIOMYCOTA (spore droppers)
KingdomFUNGI (true fungi)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)
Records of Tremella mesenterica (Yellow Brain, Golden Jelly Fungus) :
1: Tremella mesenterica (Yellow Brain, Golden Jelly Fungus)
26 Sep 1975 OSGR: SD67 54° 10' N, 2° 30' W Vice County: Mid-west Yorks (VC 64) England
on Ash, 6m above ground
Image 1: Fruitbody
2: Tremella mesenterica (Yellow Brain, Golden Jelly Fungus)
19 Dec 1970 OSGR: TQ21 50° 50' N, 0° 10' W Vice County: East Sussex (VC 14) England
large specimen on Gorse
Image 1: Fruitbody - in situ
3: Tremella mesenterica (Yellow Brain, Golden Jelly Fungus)
24 Sep 1968 OSGR: TQ21 50° 60' N, 0° 10' W Vice County: East Sussex (VC 14) England
large colourless specimen
Image 1: Fruitbodies - in situ
4: Tremella mesenterica (Yellow Brain, Golden Jelly Fungus)
17 Aug 1968 OSGR: TQ31 50° 50' N, 0° 10' W Vice County: East Sussex (VC 14) England
on Gorse
Image 1: Fruitbody - enlarged

Identification Works

BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 3 general literature references relevant to Tremella mesenterica (Yellow Brain, Golden Jelly Fungus)

Tremella mesenterica (Yellow Brain, Golden Jelly Fungus) may also be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 5 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for Tremella mesenterica (Yellow Brain, Golden Jelly Fungus)
A common jelly fungus which is parasitic on Peniophora, and is found on deciduous wood, especially Gorse branches. The bright yellow colour derives from the conidia which coat the surface of the fungus.
Creative Commons License
This website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International Licence.

Unless otherwise expressly stated, all original material on the BioImages website by Malcolm Storey is licensed under the above Creative Commons Licence.

Photographs from other photographers are used with permission but not included under the above CC licence.

BioImages - Virtual Field-Guide (UK)