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Crystal or White Brain Fungus?

Observed: 14th January 2011 By: jhn7
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

Translucent whitish to pinkish jelly in irregular blobs. On dead branches piled on woodland floor.

Identifications

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Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

flaxton's picture

If you can not see the

If you can not see the inclusions the Exidia thuretiana is more likely.

jhn7's picture

Inclusions?

I've added today's photo and pointed to what might be inclusions. However on close examination they were few and I am thinking you are correct in suggesting Exidia thurentiana.

Janet
Certificate in Contemporary Science (Open)

Simmo1236's picture

ID Agree

yes i agree with flaxton you will not be able to see the inclusions if it is Exidia

jhn7's picture

This is not white though.

The sources I've looked at suggest Exidia thuretiana is white ('pure white when wet'/ 'firm consistency') - and also much more rare. I'll have a closer look tomorrow because I tried to identify it from my photos.

Janet
Certificate in Contemporary Science (Open)