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Tremella mesenterica

Common Name: Witch's Butter

Synonyms: Species Fungorum

Substrate: Wood

Location: Hardwoods and Conifers

Comments: 

You will only find jelly fungi in the days shortly after rainfalls as they mostly consist of water. There are two versions of this type of fungus, with the Brown Witch's Butter being more brownish in color. This mushroom is edible, but it does not have much taste.  This mushroom is said to be a parasite on Stereum spp., so you will likely find it close by as well.

Lookalikes:  

Tremella foliacea - Brown Witch's Butter - has a brown color. Auricularia auricula - Wood Ear - does not have as many lobes, and has a more solid gelatinous texture, rather than a jelly-like texture. 

Pictures:

Tremella mesenterica

10/18/11 - Griffy Reservoir - Bloomington, IN

Tremella mesenterica

3/27/13 - Hoosier National Forest - Orange County, IN

Tremella mesenterica

3/15/12 - Orange County, IN