Leafy Brain Phaeotremella foliacea (Persoon) Wedin, J. C. Zamor & Milanes    Synonyms: Tremella foliaceae.
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Tremellomycetes   >   Order Tremellales   >   Family Tremellaceae   >   Genus Phaeotremella   

Status:

Usually found on dead hardwood branches.

Description:

Rubbery, reddish-brown cluster of leaf-like folds (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 44 records in the project database.

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Leafy Brain in Montgomery Co., Maryland (2/18/2019). Determined by Bob and Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Leafy Brain in Somerset Co., Maryland (11/10/2014). Spores were examined to confirm the ID. Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

Leafy Brain (Tremella foliacea) at Pocomoke River State Park, Worcester Co., Maryland (6/24/2009). Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

Leafy Brain in Howard Co., Maryland (8/7/2014). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Leafy Brain in Cecil Co., Maryland (11/1/2018). (c) rmacd, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by rmacd via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Leafy Brain in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/30/2020). (c) Matthew Beziat, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

Leafy Brain in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (11/14/2020). (c) Izabella Farr, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Izabella Farr via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Leafy Brain in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/26/2020). (c) border27, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by border27 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Leafy Brain in Montgomery Co., Maryland (2/18/2019). Determined by Bob and Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Leafy Brain in Frederick Co., Maryland (1/10/2020). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Leafy Brain specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (8/7/2014). Ovoid, hyaline; measured 8.2-9.3 X 6.8-8.3 mirons. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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