jelly fungus


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jelly fungus

n
(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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The white jelly fungus was collected from forest of Sakaleshpur, Hassan district and the brown fungus was from Dakshinakannada district of Karnataka.
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