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Tremella mesenterica - Yellow Trembler - Witch's Butter
Netherlands, Hilversum, Nieuwe Crailoseweg, Oct. 2013

The gelatinous, orange-yellow fruit body of the fungus, which can grow up to 7.5 cm (3.0 in) diameter, has a convoluted or lobed surface that is greasy or slimy when damp. It grows in crevices in bark, appearing during rainy weather. Within a few days after rain it dries into a thin film or shriveled mass capable of reviving after subsequent rain. This fungus occurs widely in deciduous and mixed forests and is widely distributed in temperate and tropical regions that include Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America. Although considered bland and flavorless, the fungus is edible. Tremella mesenterica produces carbohydrates that are attracting research interest because of their various biological activities: http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_trembler
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Dec 07 2013 12:35 GMT junne PRO
very interesting, i would rather pass the trying of it.
Dec 07 2013 12:52 GMT hans55 PRO
strange colored mushroom !!
Dec 07 2013 14:02 GMT Lalbabu
Again an unique mushroom shot great info too !!!!
Dec 08 2013 04:54 GMT fhelsing PRO
a great color!
Dec 08 2013 16:02 GMT mbz
perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dec 09 2013 02:51 GMT martini957
WOW....totally cool find
Dec 09 2013 08:49 GMT senna3
Thanks all for the nice comments!

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