Ductifera pululahuana

Scientific name:  Ductifera pululahuana (Patouillard) Donk
Derivation of name:  
Synonyms:  Exidia alba (Lloyd) Burt
Common name(s):  Pale jelly roll; White jelly fungus.
Phylum:   Basidiomycota
Order:   Tremellales
Family:   Exidiaceae
Occurrence on wood substrate:  Saprobic; forming dense
clusters on decaying deciduous wood; July through
October.  
Dimensions:  Forming dense clusters 1-15 cm across and up
to 2 cm high.   
Description: White to dingy yellow; irregular brainlike or
convoluted masses.
Edibility:
Unknown.
Comments:
 Ductifera pululahuana fruits on barkless
deciduous trees. It discolors purplish or brownish with
age or upon handling.

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Figure 1. Ductifera pululahuana on a dead log.
Photo © Gary Emberger.


Figure 2. Ductifera pululahuana commonly grows on
barkless hardwoods. Photo © Gary Emberger.


Figure 3. White jelly fungus forms brain-like, deeply
convoluted, irregular masses that can cover extensive
areas of wood. Photo © Gary Emberger.


Figure 4. Ductifera pululahuana growing on stump.
Photo © Gary Emberger.


Figure 5. A closer view of the specimen in Figure 4.
Photo © Gary Emberger.


Figure 6. Irregular masses of Ductifera pululahuana on a
barkless log. Photo © Steve Nelsen.


Figure 7. A closer view of a portion of Figure 6.
Photo © Steve Nelsen.

 

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