Mushrooms occurring in Europe - Merulius tremellosus
Mushrooms occurring in Europe - Merulius tremellosus

By marianomariano | Nature - mushrooms | 20 Nov 2019


Merulius tremellosus - A one-year mushroom, horizontally spread, vertically spread-out. Single diameter 10 to 50 mm, up to 5 mm thick. It connects with other individuals in lobes with undulating edges, with shell-shaped, fan-shaped capes at the ends, often arranged in the roof. Mossy surface, rough, white, cream, yellow and orange, with a pinkish tinge; with white, transparent, sharp, wavy, rolled up, edge, 5 mm wide without hymenophore.

Hymenophore in the form of shallow dimples, labyrinthine, reticulate, wrinkled, radially veined; yellow, orange-orange or salmon, salmon-pink color; it gets dark with age.

The flesh is homogeneous. Young soft, jelly-like, later elastic, rubbery, fleshy, waxy, dry keratinized. White to orange-yellow. Smell and taste poorly felt.

Occurrence: dead wood of deciduous trees (mainly beech, birch, poplar), rarely on conifers. On rotting trunks, stumps, branches. In forests, parks, gardens, orchards. Common, it grows from May to November.

Value: Unaffected fungus.


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