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Fan-shaped Jelly Fungus

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

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

sghosh91
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sghosh91

Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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

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