Tremella fuciformis is the white Jelly Fungus The fruiting body is a mass of white, translucent gelatinous fungal material. It may form convoluted or lobed folds. As it dries, it shrinks to almost nothing. It is usually 3 - 15cm across. The spores are borne on the upright lobes, not on gills. There is no pileus or stipe. Spore print is white.
It is found on wood, though usually in association with a "companion fungus" such as species of the black Ascomycete, Hypoxylon. The companion fungus degrades the wood, preparing it for the Tremella.
cf Fungimap, Fuhrer, B. Field Companion to Australian Fungi p. 138
- Tremella fuciformis (Fungi Down Under, p83) Barraga Swamp walk, Barrington Tops National Park, NSW, Australia, December
- Tremella fuciformis (Fungi Down Under, p83) Base of Mount Allyn walk, Barrington Tops National Park/Chichester State For
- Tremella fuciformis, Lord Howe Island (NSW Australia), July 2009. On fallen log.
- Tremella fuciformis, Sheldon's Forest, Pymble, New South Wales, Australia after rain, January 2010