The Santa Cruz Mycoflora Project

A Comprehensive Reference to the Macrofungi of Santa Cruz County

Genus: Tremella

Family: Tremellaceae

Tremella and Stereum

Tremella and Stereum

Tremella and Stereum Tremella aurantia and Stereum hirsutum

Known Species in the County

Approximately 3 species in Santa Cruz County.

Tremella Records from Santa Cruz County:

Tremella are wood-dwelling fungi that parasitize the mycelium of Stereum. Tremella produce gelatinous, brainlike fruitbodies that are sometimes collected and dehydrated (usually for use in soups).

Important identification characters are fruitbody shape, coloration, and substrate.

* This species may occur in the county but no verifiable collection has been made.