Have You Eaten Snow Fungus Soup?

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Tremella fuciformis aka Jelly Fungus, Snow Fungus, Silver Ear Fungus, and White Jelly Mushroom
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Tremellomycetes
Order: Tremellales
Family: Tremellaceae
Cleland Conservation Park – July, 2013 – In foggy, wet conditions on fallen tree trunk

Yes indeed – This is the variety of soft, glutinous fungus that goes into Snow Fungus Soup that you have in Chinese restaurants – Belying its delicate look, Tremellas can dehydrate and return to form after a dry spell – It feeds on fungi that rot wood, so it is always found on dead wood, I believe – It reminds me of a translucent Blanc Mange!

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