Golden Ear Tremella aurantia Schwein.    Synonyms: Naematelia aurantia.
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Tremellomycetes   >   Order Tremellales   >   Family Tremellaceae   >   Genus Tremella   

Description:

Golden Ear (Tremella aurantia) is a parasitic fungus that attacks Stereum hirsutum. Consequently, it is only found on dead hardwood trees. Golden Ear has a gelatinous texture with irregular, convoluted folds. It looks very similar to Witch's Butter (Tremella mesenterica) which infects Peniophora on hardwoods.

Relationships:

Golden Ear (Tremella aurantia) is parasitic on Stereum hirsutum.

There are 2 records in the project database.

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Golden Ear in Caroline Co., Maryland (2/11/2022). (c) Wayne Longbottom, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Golden Ear in Caroline Co., Maryland (2/11/2022). (c) Wayne Longbottom, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)


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