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Tremella fuciformis

Snow Fungus

 

The fruit body is a white, translucent, gelatinous convoluted mass. There are lobes or folds orientated in a variety of directions. It may grow to over 10 centimetres in diameter and several centimetres in height, but often is smaller. On drying it shrinks dramatically.

 

The fruit bodies are found on dead wood in a variety of habitats, especially wetter forests.

 

Look-alikes

 

The striking white colour and the pronounced lobes should make this an unmistakeable species. There are some creamy Tremella species, a bit more cushion-like so the overall appearance is more brain-like. Some species of Exidia are also creamy and with a somewhat brain-like appearance.    

 

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Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 22 Jun 2022 by JohnBundock Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 May 2022 by MatthewFrawley Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Cotter River, ACT - 8 Aug 2021 by Jek Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 11 Jul 2021 by regeraghty Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Cotter River, ACT - 2 Jul 2021 by Jek Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Coree, ACT - 30 Jun 2021 by Tankengine Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 28 Jun 2021 by AnneG1 Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Uriarra, NSW - 27 Jun 2021 by trevsci Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 30 May 2021 by BarrieR Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 20 Jun 2020 by AaronClausen Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 20 Jun 2020 by AaronClausen Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Cotter River, ACT - 29 May 2020 by KenT Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 19 May 2020 by SandraH Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Cotter River, ACT - 23 Oct 2018 by Christine Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Cotter River, ACT - 16 Oct 2018 by KenT Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Cotter River, ACT - 21 Jun 2018 by KenT Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Cotter River, ACT - 16 Jun 2017 by Jek Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 29 Apr 2017 by MatthewFrawley Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Cotter River, ACT - 10 Aug 2016 by NickWilson Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Jul 2016 by MattM Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 8 Jun 2016 by KenT Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Feb 2016 by HarveyPerkins Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 3 May 2015 by Detritivore
Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 22 Jun 2022 by JohnBundock
Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 May 2022 by MatthewFrawley
Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Cotter River, ACT - 8 Aug 2021 by Jek
Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 11 Jul 2021 by regeraghty
Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Cotter River, ACT - 2 Jul 2021 by Jek
Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Coree, ACT - 30 Jun 2021 by Tankengine
Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 28 Jun 2021 by AnneG1
Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Uriarra, NSW - 27 Jun 2021 by trevsci
Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 30 May 2021 by BarrieR
Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 20 Jun 2020 by AaronClausen
Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 20 Jun 2020 by AaronClausen
Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Cotter River, ACT - 29 May 2020 by KenT
Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 19 May 2020 by SandraH
Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Cotter River, ACT - 23 Oct 2018 by Christine
Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Cotter River, ACT - 16 Oct 2018 by KenT
Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Cotter River, ACT - 21 Jun 2018 by KenT
Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Cotter River, ACT - 16 Jun 2017 by Jek
Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 29 Apr 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Cotter River, ACT - 10 Aug 2016 by NickWilson
Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Jul 2016 by MattM
Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 8 Jun 2016 by KenT
Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Feb 2016 by HarveyPerkins
Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 3 May 2015 by Detritivore

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Species information

  • Tremella fuciformis Scientific name
  • Snow Fungus Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive
  • 0m to 1114.4m Recorded at altitude

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