Identification: Dacrymyces chrysospermus / palmatus

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by allelopath, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. allelopath

    allelopath Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    I think is is Dacrymyces chrysospermus...or palmatus. It is on a spruce stump.
    Are chrysospermus and palmatus different names for the same species?
    or are they 2 different species?
     

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  2. MycoRob

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    They are synonyms.
     
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    Common name to that and Tremella mesenterica (looks the same but grows on hardwoods) is Witche's butter. Edible but have no flavor, added to foods for their bright yellow color.
     
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    allelopath Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Not easy to harvest, its stuck close to the wood.
    Probably shrinks a lot, too.
     

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