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Fungi  Yellow Brain Fungus

Yellow Brain Fungus - Photo  Copyright 2003 Gary Bradley
Photo: G. Bradley

UK Safari Tip:
A neat way to identify fungi is with the ID chart in the Nature Shop called "Fungi Name Trail" - click here

Latin name: Tremella mesenterica

Size: Grows to approximately 5cms in height

Distribution: Found throughout the U.K.

Months seen: All year round

Habitat: Found on dead branches of deciduous trees.

Special features: Colour varies from yellow to orange. Starts off as small jelly-like nodules and then expands into a multi-folded brain-shaped mass. Poisonous.

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