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Fungus on oak, Grandtully, 10.10

Observed: 14th October 2010 By: MethalMethal’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Fungus on oak, Grandtully, 10.10
Description:

There were two of these on the one youngish oak in Highland Perthshire. I could not find any others nor have I seen one before. A month later it was nearly colourless and translucent.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

davidgenney's picture

Tremella (brain fungus)

This looks like a species of Tremella (brain fungus) but I'm afraid I can't tell which species from this photo.

anonymous spotter's picture

It looks like mesenterica -

from my copy of Phillips, but not sure if there are others the book doesn't have.

dejayM's picture

long wait

David has made a safe ID, so another agreement after nearly three years.
T.mesenterica is rather rare on oak I think. Much, if not all in on Gorse here. Of course, it is (always?) a parasite of another fungus.
See mine here
http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/319773
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