Witches Butter Tremella mesenterica (Schaeffer) Retx.  Synonyms: Tremella lutescens.

Description:

Fruiting body: Yellow to yellow-orange; rubbery, wrinkled, gelatinous, mass. Identifying the substrate is essential. This species grows on hardwoods, while the similar Orange Jelly (Dacrymyces palmatus) grows on conifers.

Relationships:

Found in clusters on decaying hardwoods. (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

There are 134 records in the project database.

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Witches Butter in Worcester Co., Maryland (10/22/2016). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

Witches Butter in Dorchester Co., Maryland (4/20/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Witches Butter in Howard Co., Maryland (3/14/2016). Photo by John Hall. (MBP list)

Witches Butter in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/8/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Witches Butter in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/26/2016). Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

Witches Butter in Howard Co., Maryland (5/1/2014). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

Witches Butter in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/15/2016). Photo by Rose Anderson. (MBP list)

Witches Butter in Kent Co., Maryland (6/14/2014). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

Witches Butter in Howard Co., Maryland (2/11/2018). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Witches Butter in Howard Co., Maryland (2/12/2017). Photo by Kerry Wixted. (MBP list)

Witches Butter (fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (12/5/2009). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Witches Butter in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/7/2017). Photo by Max Wilson. (MBP list)

Witches Butter in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/9/2015). Photo by Lori Byrne. (MBP list)

Witches Butter in Garrett Co., Maryland (4/26/2015). Photo by Kerry Wixted. (MBP list)

Witches Butter in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (3/1/2017). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)


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