Fungus / parasite
fruitbody of Tremella aurantia parasitises live fruitbody of Stereum hirsutum

Plant / associate
basidiocarp of Tremella aurantia is associated with dead trunk of Broadleaved trees


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Tremella aurantia

Tremella aurantia
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Mycological characteristics
smooth hymenium
no distinct cap
hymenium attachment is not applicable
lacks a stipe

spore print is white

to yellow
ecology is saprotrophic
edibility: edible

Tremella aurantia is a species of fungi in the family Tremellaceae. The common name of this species is Golden ear[1] T. aurantia is similar in appearance to witch's butter, Tremella mesenterica, but has basidia which are stalked instead of sessile[2] and parasitizes the mycelium of Stereum hirsutum instead of Peniophora.[3]


Line notes[edit]

  1. ^ Shu-ting Chang and Philip G. Miles. 2004
  2. ^ C. Michael Hogan. 2008
  3. ^ Paul Sterry and Barry Hughes. 2009

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