Phaeotremella foliacea   

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Phaeotremella foliacea Persoon (1800)

Phaeotremella foliacea consists of pale to dark brown leaf-like gelatinous stemless seaweed-like lobes that emerge from decaying hardwood and coniferous softwood branches. Can be found in late summer, fall and winter especially following rain. Believed to feed on mycelium and possibly the fruiting bodies of crust fungi, particularly species of Stereum. These include Stereum hirsutum, Stereum rugosum and Stereum sanguineolentum. Cosmopolitan distribution in temperate regions of the world.

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Phaeotremella foliacea feeding on mycelia of Stereum hirutum.