Tremellodendron schweinitzii


Common Names: False coral
Category: Fungi
Sub-category: Coral Fungus

Syn. Tremellodendron pallidum. Not a true coral mushroom but actually a jelly fungus, on the basis of its longitudinally walled basidia. Fruiting body is a mass of flattened and fused branches; up to 12 cm high and 15 cm across; white, but often developing sordid colors in age, or greenish hues from algae; flesh very tough and cartilaginous.

Mycorrhizal with oaks and possibly with other hardwoods; growing alone or gregariously on the ground, in soil or in moss; spring through late fall;

Edible Notes: Edibility is not certain, as there are conflicting reports. Some report in as inedible, others report it as edible, but not palatable. In either case, not recommended for consumption.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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