Like Buttah

Jelly fungus on downed tree limbs. Exidia genus-mates here, I believe. On the left, Amber Jelly Fungus, E. recisa.
On the right, Black Witches’ Butter Fungus, E. glandulosa.
Genus Tremella. I first thought Witches’ Butter, but there are a couple of similar ones in this genus.
More Black Witches’ Butter. This downed stick had a number of tiny invertebrates on it that I only noticed in photographs, a reminder that fungi is food and habitat for other lifeforms besides human mushroom collectors.


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2 Responses to “Like Buttah”

  1. 1 Chuck McAlexander April 4, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    I enlarged the black stuff but couldn’t find the mentioned invertebrates. Can you make these easier to locate?

    • 2 mthew April 4, 2020 at 8:46 pm

      They were actually on the other side of this piece of wood, the side that had been on the ground, so un-pictured here. Springtails I guess, but I don’t really know enough about these tiny forms.

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