Scientific name: Tremella foliacea Pers.
Derivation of name: Foli- refers to "leaves" in reference to the
leafy appearance of this fungus.
Synonyms: Exidia foliacea (Pers.) P. Karst.
Common name(s): Jelly leaf
Occurrence on wood substrate: Saprobic; solitary or
scattered on decaying wood; July through November.
Dimensions: Clusters vary from 2.5 to 20 cm wide and from
5-10 cm high.
Description: These gelatinous, reddish-brown to dark brown
(or pale brownish-yellow), lettuce-like clusters of flattened lobes
can be quite large.
Field guides report that though edible, this fungus is
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Figure 1. Typical occurrence of Tremella foliacea on wood.
Another view of jelly leaf. Photo © Steve Nelsen.
Figure 3. A rather pale example of jelly leaf. Photo ©