Dacryopinax spathularia (Schwein.) G.W. Martin, Lloydia, 11 (2): 116, 1948 (syn. ≡Cantharellus spathularius (Schwein.) Schwein., Dacryopinax spathularia f. agariciformis (Lloyd) D. A. Reid, 1973; Dacryopinax spathularia f. spathularia (Schwein.) G. W. Martin,
1948, Guepinia agariciformis Lloyd, 1923, ≡Guepinia spathularia (Schwein.) Fr., Guepinia spathularia f. alba G. W. Martin, 1944, Guepinia spathularia f. spathularia (Schwein.) Fr., 1828, ≡Guepiniopsis spathularia (Schwein.) Pat., Masseeola spathulata (Schwein.) Kuntze, 1891, ≡Merulius spathularius Schwein.);
Belize; British Virgin Is.; Brunei; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Cuba;
Dominican Republic; Georgia; Ghana; Jamaica; Jawa; Lord Howe I.; Mpumalanga; New
York; Nigeria; Northern Province; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Puerto Rico;
Sabah; Sarawak; Sierra Leone; Sri Lanka; St.Vincent; Sudan; Trinidad-Tobago;
Uttar Pradesh
; Venezuela; West Bengal; Western Australia; Western Cape Province;
as per Catalogue of Lifel

Dacryopinax spathularia (syn. Guepinia spathularia) is an edible jelly fungus. It is orange in color. In Chinese culture, it is called guihua er (; literally “sweet osmanthus ear,” referring to its similarity in appearance to that flower).  

It is sometimes included in a vegetarian dish called Buddha’s delight.  
The fruit bodies of Dacryopinax spathularia are spatula-shaped, usually 1–1.5 cm (0.4–0.6 in) tall and between 0.5–3 mm wide. The color is orange when fresh, but it darkens to orangish-red when dry. The spore deposit is white. Its spores are ellipsoid, smooth-surfaced, hyaline (translucent), and measure 7–10 by 3–4 μm. It has forked, four-spored basidia that are 25–35 by 3–5 μm.[2] 
A saprobic species, D. spathularia grows on rotting wood; it has even been reported to grow on polyester rugs.[3] It is widely distributed in Asia, and also known from Hawaii, Europe, and South America.[3] 
Dacryopinax spathularia is edible.[4] 
(From Wikipedia  on 30.8.13)






Colorful litte umbrellas dot our farm trails. Only these are provided by nature.
Habitat: On a dead tree
Size: 2cms 
Chandagal Village, Mysore district
Areca & coconut farm
07 Nov 2010 12:13AM

Dacryopinax spathularia



Hooghly – maybe the same as in eFI : Attachments (3). 3 posts by 2 authors.
This one looks like – 
Recorded on 12/8/13, growing on the same log where i found Serpula.

Although I have posted my fungi photographs taken in Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai earlier I hope these can be further identified: 
Since the monsoon in 2009 was late and insufficient I didn’t find as many mushrooms as I wanted to.

These are some of the forms I could identify for the time being. Trying to identify the rest.
2. Clavulinopsis laeticolor.

Dacryopinax spathularia (Schwein.) G.W. Martin for 2.



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