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Home Unidentified Fungi Convoluted to brain-like [Brain jelly & look-alikes]

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Unidentified at suppressed - 19 Oct 2020
Unidentified at suppressed - 19 Oct 2020
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I'd be a sap to leave this on the fungal page :-)
Insufficient or inconclusive evidence 30 Oct 2020 Heino1
Gelatinous, on wood – genus uncertain 19 Oct 2020 ruthkerruish

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Possibly Tremella but lots of species - white in colour but dried out. On several planted Black Cypress pines planted 4-5 years ago.

4 comments

   19 Oct 2020
Not the right colour for resin?
Heino1 wrote:
   21 Oct 2020
I'd opt for dried sap - but I could be wrong. If you plan to go there again, take a spray bottle with water and moisten it. A Tremella will soften and become jelly-like again when re-hydrated, though it may take several sprays. Alternatively, you could of course just dribble water from a drinking bottle, but I've found a spray bottle to be more efficient use of water.
   21 Oct 2020
A good tip - I will visit it again for sure.
   24 Oct 2020
Dried sap it is! Will check the rest of the shrubs which I suppose had 3 years of drought after planting. Thank you.

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  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 19 Oct 2020 11:45 AM Recorded on
  • ruthkerruish Recorded by
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