Brain shaker

Brain shiver (Tremella encephala) Brain shiver (Tremella encephala) Brain shiver (Tremella encephala)

Brain shiver (Tremella encephala)


  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Tremellomycetes (Tremellomycetes)
  • Subclass: Tremellomycetidae (Tremellomycetids)
  • Order: Tremellales
  • Family: Tremellaceae
  • Genus: Tremella (Shiver)
  • Species: Tremella encephala (Brain tremor)


  • Cerebral tremor

Brain shiver (Tremella encephala)

Brain tremor (lat.Tremella encephala) is a species of fungi of the genus Tremor, which has a pink, jelly-like fruit body. Distributed in northern temperate latitudes.

External description This shiver is inconspicuous, but interesting in that after the cutting of the fruiting body inside, a dense, irregularly white core is noticeable. Gelatinous translucent small tuberous fruiting bodies, adherent to a tree, having an irregular rounded shape and a width of about 1-3 centimeters, painted in a yellowish or whitish color. The inner part is an opaque, dense formation that has an irregular shape – this is a mycelial plexus of a blood-red stereum fungus, on which this tremor parasitizes. Ovate, smooth, colorless spores, size 10-15 x 7-9 microns.

Edible Inedible.

Habitat Often it can be found only on the dead branches of coniferous trees, mainly pines.

Season Summer-autumn.

Similar species In appearance it is very similar to the edible orange shiver, which develops exclusively on deciduous trees and is distinguished by its bright yellow coloration.

Brain shiver (Tremella encephala) Brain shiver (Tremella encephala) Brain shiver (Tremella encephala)

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