Tremella aurantia


Tremella aurantia

Unlike the more distantly related Dacrymyces chrysospermus which is saprotrophic on debarked conifer wood, all species in the genus Tremella are parasitic. Tremella aurantia is parasitic on the mycelium of Stereum hirsutum.Tremella mesenterica and Tremella aurantia look very much the same. Both species are bright yellow, gelatinous and become more reddish orange when they dry up. Both species grow on debarked wood of broadleaved trees. Tremella aurantia is a bit drier in appearance. All species swell up again in wet weather and produce and release spores.