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jelly fungus

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(Plants) a member of any of three orders (Auriculariales, Tremellales, and Dacrymycetales) of basidiomycetous fungi that grow on trees and have a jelly-like consistency when wet. They include the conspicuous yellow brain fungus (Tremella mesenterica), the black witch's butter (Exidia plana), and the pinky-red jew's-ear (Auricularia auricula-judae)
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Noun1.jelly fungus - any fungus of the order Tremellales or Auriculariales whose fruiting body is jellylike in consistency when fresh
fungus - an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia
snow mushroom, Tremella fuciformis - popular in China and Japan and Taiwan; gelatinous mushrooms; most are dried
Tremella lutescens, witches' butter - a yellow jelly fungus
Tremella foliacea - a jelly fungus with a fruiting body 5-15 cm broad and gelatinous in consistency; resembles a bunch of leaf lettuce; mostly water and brownish in color
Tremella reticulata - a jelly fungus with an erect whitish fruiting body and a highly variable shape (sometimes resembling coral fungi)
Auricularia auricula, ear fungus, Jew's-ear, Jew's-ears - widely distributed edible fungus shaped like a human ear and growing on decaying wood
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There are reports on documentation of mushrooms from forests of Western ghats but limits the record of Jelly fungi (Pandey et al.
Members of class Dacrymycetes are known as jelly fungi characterized by imperforate parenthesomes and basidia that are usually branched.