Tremella species have fruiting bodies up to about 5 cm across, made up of a series of irregular, flattened lobes. There are several species reported from New Zealand. The white T. fuciformis is the most common, and in Asia is cultivated as an edible mushroom. Other New Zealand species include the yellow or orange-coloured T. lutescens, T. mesenterica and T. tawa, and the red-brown T. vesiculosa.
Saprobic on fallen wood.


NZFungi Entry

Tremella fuciformis

Tremella lutescens