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Orange fungus

Observed: 6th April 2013 By: retreevalretreeval’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensretreeval’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
orange fungus
orange fungus
Description:

Orange fungus growing on lower live stems of gorse bushes

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

dejayM's picture

battered

Well done for including the ruler. In this case not absolutely necessary but crucial for many postings.
Yellow brain is a parasite on another fungus (Peniophora), which in turn lives from the fibres of gorse. If you look through other observations you will find pictures of both.
Yours, I believe, is off season and looks a little battered. But sure enough will be found nearby later in the season.
See mine here - http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/317882 and the naming sin I committed.
And note the caution in http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/315371
(Tremella aurantia)
ðj