Leafy brain

Leafy brain

Observation - Leafy brain - UK and Ireland. Description: Leafy brown/orange gelatinous fungus growing on a fallen conifer tree. Similar in appearance to a blob of setting toffee! Based on iSpot and a Collins fungi book I narrowed it down to leafy brain. In one post I looked at, Mark Steer mentioned that leafy

Leafy brown/orange gelatinous fungus growing on a fallen tree in a mainly coniferous and oak forest. Similar in appearance to a blob of setting toffee! Based on iSpot and a Collins fungi book Ive narrowed it down to leafy brain. In one post I looked at, Mark Steer mentioned that leafy brain is parasitic on Sternum hirsutum. And sure enough if you look closely at photograph 3 there is a small Sternum hirsutum bracket poking out from under the moss.