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Host looks like Gorse which would be OK for T. Mesenterica
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Yes, shame on you Chris - playing safe like that!
In my narrow experience it is not always possible to see the host, specially in a photo. Nearly all the mesenterica here is on gorse.
We are left wondering then WHAT else it can be - Chris?
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You are probably right but I have been corrected in the past when the host was not visible.
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Has anyone ever seen Hairy curtain crust growing on Gorse? I can say that it doesnt and as such can not rule out T.aurantia.
Mark - you may LYAO of course - good stuff.
I knew you'd come of course.
T.aurantia now - is surely that much more orangey stuff. Much of the 'yellow' Brain here is actually quite orange and my last posting of same, with perfect Rosy Crust was quite orange.
Is there a clear-cut way of always finding/seeing the host (chemical test)? Here, I can cut open the stems of Gorse. I'd like to see the way it affects the structure of the wood, assuming that it does.
Do you have weblinks to this type of detail?
Colour can not be used to seperate the species alone I'm afraid. Information on the effects host species has on infected wood is maybe something Mike or Mal can help with.
However I can not find reference to HCC on gorse so I think IF on gorse then T.mesentrica is sound but for all other substrates, host species MUST be seen to ID species.
Hi, are you saying then than if Yellow Brain is found on Gorse then it's Tremella mesenterica. If so then the below observation needs revisiting.
My mistake and ispot proves it http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/113699 Hairy curtain crust on gorse. Ergo we still need to see the host species to be certain of species EVEN on gorse =(
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