firefly24's picture

Orange fungus

Observed: 21st January 2012 By: firefly24firefly24’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens

Found on dead gorse. Appeared to be deflated.


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Syrphus's picture

I don't think there is a lot

I don't think there is a lot of doubt that it is T. mesenterica, and this is its normal form (i.e. it is never inflated like a 'normal' fungus). I can't recall ever seeing it on anything other than Gorse.



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David Trevan's picture

Yellow Brain Fungus

Hi Syrphus,
Thanks for your comment. The only reason I said it might be this is that I find fungi quite difficult, and wanted to cover myself in case I hadn't quite got it right, but in my Roger Phillips it certainly looked like T. mesenterica!

David J Trevan