Tremella steidleri

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Tremella steidleri

Postby Roy Miller » Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:06 am

An unexpected find in Sussex - the rare jelly fungi, Tremella steidleri making an appearance. Two fruit bodies on the same trunk.

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Edited to correct typo.
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Re: Tremella steidleri

Postby Leif Goodwin » Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:41 pm

Hello Roy, how did you determine the ID? And what size were they?
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Re: Tremella steidleri

Postby Roy Miller » Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:01 am

Due to it's rarity, information on this species seems a bit thin on the ground, the main references sources I used were:


There is also an article by Peter Roberts in the Mycologist Volume 13, Issue 3, August 1999, Pages 127-131, but alas I seem to be missing that one. Hint, hint, has anyone got a copy that I could read.

The size of the fruiting bodies of my specimens were 7.25cm x 4.5 cm.You will find that according to Derek's paper that is okay. The spore sizes stated are larger as well. Like your spore sizes, my ones are slightly larger than what is stated in The Collins Guide, but fall within those in Derek's paper.
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Re: Tremella steidleri

Postby Leif Goodwin » Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:05 pm

Thanks Roy, the Reid article was particularly useful, it seems the Collins spore sizes are at the lower end of those given by Reid from the Kew specimens.
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Re: Tremella steidleri

Postby Leif Goodwin » Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:20 pm

I believe I found two more today, very large and jelly like. With luck Kew will agree to take a look at a sample. It does seem a quite bizarre coincidence, to put it mildly!
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