(62). In some respects Tremella encephala is even more variable than other species of the genus, for instance, as to colour, there are at least three principal shades. First, hyaline-whitish, the white colour being mainly due to the white kernel that shows through. It was this condition, I believe, that received the name Tremella alabastrina. A delicate flesh colour is very common. Neuhoff (1936b: 23) has suggested that Tremella fragiformis Pers. (which Persoon called ‘ruber’) was annotated by its German collector as stawberry (fraise) coloured and that Persoon misunderstood the information: “in der deutschen Tuchindustrie bedeutet fräsfarben ein milchiges Fleischrosa, das dem Farbton der T. encephala vollkommen entspricht.” It may be pointed out that when Persoon published a coloured picture of his species he stated in the French version of the text: “sa couleur à l’exterieur est semblable à celle de la fraise; intérieurement elle est pâle.” However, the accompanying figure shows the fruitbody as dingy pink rather than red.