Tremella Fuciformis

Tremella fuciformis is a species of fungus producing white, frond-like, gelatinous basidiocarps (fruit bodies). It is widespread, especially in the tropics on dead attached and recently fallen branches of broadleaf trees. The fruitbodies are commercially cultivated and are one of the most popular fungi in the cuisine and medicine of China and Taiwan. Tremella fuciformis has been given the common names snow fungus, silver ear fungus or white jelly mushroom.

Tremella fuciformis is a parasitic yeast, and grows as a slimy, mucous-like film until it encounters its preferred hosts, various species of Annulohypoxylon (or possibly Hypoxylon) fungi, whereupon it then invades, triggering the aggressive mycelial growth required to form the fruitbody.

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