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Fan-shaped Jelly Fungus

Dacryopinax spathularia (Schwein.) G.W.Martin (1948) Dacrymycetaceae


Bright yellow fungi on dead tree stump. The vibrant chrome yellow colour is very eye catching. Each is about 2 inches long. This is an edible fungus used in cuisine in many parts of the world, such as China, Mexico.


Warm humid tropical climate in monsoon season Interestingly it is an edible jelly fungus. It is orange in color. In Chinese culture, it is called guìhuā'ěr (桂花耳; literally "sweet osmanthus ear," referring to its similarity in appearance to that flower). It is sometimes included in a vegetarian dish called Buddha's delight

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Võ Anh Tuấn
Võ Anh Tuấn 2 months ago

Fan-shaped Jelly Fungus

Dacryopinax spathularia (Schwein.) G.W.Martin (1948) Dacrymycetaceae

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Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Spotted on Aug 6, 2021
Submitted on Aug 6, 2021

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