Exidia glandulosa Exidiaceae Witch's Butter

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Exidia glandulosa, Witch's Butter. The brown-black jelly-like blobs of this species are seen on dead wood and unhealthy trees all year round, but are more obvious during wet weather. This name used to belong to Tremella mesenterica, now called Yellow Brain Fungus, which seems more appropriate, as this fungus is bright orange-yellow, but who can account for witches?! In spite of its name it is inedible.

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