Interesting Fungi

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  • #241820
    Jojoe
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      I was sweeping leaves in the garden and came across a weird fungus. It wobbles like jelly. According to Apples new feature where you can do a search from a photo, it’s a Tremella.

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      kezo
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        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.

        Never come across it myself 🙂

        #241835
        Jojoe
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          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. Never come across it myself ?

          It looks fantastic, I’m going to keep growing it like a plant.

          #241840
          kezo
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            It’s often described as inedible because it has so little substance and is flavourless. However, in China it is used to give a signature texture to soups and has been used as a chinese medicine for thousands of years. Its also said to be good for heart health.

            Although it’s still being researched, yellow brain ( Tremella mesenterica) produces certain biological compounds that are of interest to medicine. Compounds produced by the fungus have shown anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic properties.

            According to European legend, if yellow brain fungus appeared on the gate or door of a house it meant that a witch had cast a spell on the family living there. The only way the spell could be removed was by piercing the fungus several times with straight pins until it went away. This is why yellow brain also has the common name of ‘witches’ butter’. In Sweden, yellow brain fungus was burnt to protect against evil spirits.

            Lots of info on the internet of its benifits!

            A new business model maybe ?

            #241844
            Jojoe
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              @Kezo, don’t think  I’ll be eating it, it’s got insects crawling all over it. I’ve got squirrels in the garden, I think they’ll eat it, they already dig up my bulbs.

              #241850
              kezo
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                I can guarantee you I wouldn’t be trying any either. I agree leave it to the squirrels, though they will probably still prefer your bulbs lol.

                #247634
                ajn

                  Seen this joejo, whilst taking my dog out for a pee

                  #248755
                  Jojoe
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                    Seen this joejo, whilst taking my dog out for a pee

                    Thats an interesting fungi, looks more like mushrooms. The one in my garden is still growing.

                    #248768
                    ajn

                      Noticed these today, defo mushrooms

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