Yellow Brain - Tremella mesenterica

Description

A yellow gelatinous mass of lobes and folds.

Habitat

Appearing on fallen deciduous branches where they have previously been infected with a crustose fungus, which it parasitises.  The host fungus can sometimes show on the same branch.

When to see it

All year but especially in autumn

UK Status

Fairly common and widespread in Britain.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map