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Dacryopinax spathularia

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Kingdom  Fungi
Class  Dacrymycetes
Genus  Dacryopinax
Rank  Species
Division  Basidiomycota
Family  Dacrymycetaceae
Scientific name  Dacryopinax spathularia
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Similar  Dacryopinax, Dacrymycetes, Guepinia, Jelly fungus, Dacrymyces palmatus

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Dacryopinax spathularia (syn. Guepinia spathularia) 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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The basionym of this species is Merulius spathularius.

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Description

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The fruit bodies of Dacryopinax spathularia are spatula-shaped, usually 1–1.5 cm (0.4–0.6 in) tall and between 0.5–3 mm wide. The color is orange when fresh, but it darkens to orangish-red when dry. The spore deposit is white. Its spores are ellipsoid, smooth-surfaced, hyaline (translucent), and measure 7–10 by 3–4 μm. It has forked, four-spored basidia that are 25–35 by 3–5 μm.

Habitat and distribution

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A saprobic species, D. spathularia grows on rotting wood; it has even been reported to grow on polyester rugs. It is widely distributed in Asia, and also known from Hawaii, Europe, and South America.

Edibility

Dacryopinax spathularia is edible.

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References

Dacryopinax spathularia Wikipedia


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