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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Tremellomycetes: Tremellales: Tremellaceae: Tremella fuciformis Berk.

Tremella fuciformis – silver ear

Common names: silver ear, White Jelly Mushroom, snow fungus.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Tremella fuciformis is a species of fungus; it produces white, frond-like, gelatinous basidiocarps (fruiting bodies). It is widespread, especially in the tropics, where it can be found on the dead branches of broadleaf trees. This fungus is commercially cultivated and is one of the most popular fungi in the cuisine and medicine of China. Tremella fuciformis is commonly known as snow fungus, snow ear, silver ear fungus, and white jelly mushroom.

Cantonese: 雪耳, Chinese: 銀耳, French: Trémelle fucus, German: Silberohr, Indonesian: Jamur kuping putih, Japanese: シロキクラゲ, Korean: 흰목이, Sundanese: Lémbér bodas, Tibetan: མོག་དཀར།, Ukrainian: Сніжний гриб, Vietnamese: Mộc nhĩ trắng, Zhuang: Raetngaenz.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Jelly fungus (<B>Tremella fuciformis</B>) mushrooms on a log on Chinquapin Trail near a dam in Huntsville State Park. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2009-10-10.htm">October 10, 2009</A>
LinkJelly fungus (Tremella fuciformis) mushrooms on a log on Chinquapin Trail near a dam in Huntsville State Park. Texas, October 10, 2009
Jelly fungus <B>Tremella fuciformis</B> on a wild grape vine in Huntsville State Park. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-10-27.htm">October 27, 2018</A>
LinkJelly fungus Tremella fuciformis on a wild grape vine in Huntsville State Park. Texas, October 27, 2018
Location on mapsState Park Rd 40, New Waverly, TX 77358, USA
Side view of jelly fungus <B>Tremella fuciformis</B> on a wild grape vine in Huntsville State Park. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-10-27.htm">October 27, 2018</A>
LinkSide view of jelly fungus Tremella fuciformis on a wild grape vine in Huntsville State Park. Texas, October 27, 2018
Location on mapsState Park Rd 40, New Waverly, TX 77358, USA
Jelly fungus <B>Tremella fuciformis</B> in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-06-25.htm">June 25, 2019</A>
LinkJelly fungus Tremella fuciformis in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, June 25, 2019
Location on mapsIron Bridge Trail, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Jelly fungus <B>Tremella fuciformis</B> on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-07-04.htm">July 4, 2019</A>
LinkJelly fungus Tremella fuciformis on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, July 4, 2019
Location on mapsLSHT Little Lake Creek Loop, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Jelly fungus <B>Tremella fuciformis</B> on a fallen branch on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-07-04.htm">July 4, 2019</A>
LinkJelly fungus Tremella fuciformis on a fallen branch on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, July 4, 2019
Location on mapsLSHT Little Lake Creek Loop, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Jelly fungus <B>Tremella fuciformis</B> on a twig on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-07-04.htm">July 4, 2019</A>
LinkJelly fungus Tremella fuciformis on a twig on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, July 4, 2019
Location on mapsLSHT Little Lake Creek Loop, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Jelly fungus <B>Tremella fuciformis</B> near an oak log in Huntsville State Park. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-11-15.htm">November 15, 2019</A>
LinkJelly fungus Tremella fuciformis near an oak log in Huntsville State Park. Texas, November 15, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Trail, Huntsville, TX 77340, USA
Jelly fungus <B>Tremella fuciformis</B> on a fallen branch in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-01-23.htm">January 23, 2020</A>
LinkJelly fungus Tremella fuciformis on a fallen branch in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 23, 2020
Location on mapsIron Bridge Trail, College Station, TX 77845, USA

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