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;
Zambia 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 (桂花耳; 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.
A saprobic species, D. spathularia grows on rotting wood; it has even been reported to grow on polyester rugs. It is widely distributed in Asia, and also known from Hawaii, Europe, and South America.
(From Wikipedia on 30.8.13)
Nature’s little umbrella #7 | 03May2011AR03: 3 images.
Colorful litte umbrellas dot our farm trails. Only these are provided by nature.
Habitat: On a dead tree
Chandagal Village, Mysore district
Areca & coconut farm
07 Nov 2010 12:13AM
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.
efi page on Dacryopinax spathularia
My wood decomposers from SGNP, Mumbai – efloraofindia | Google Groups : (mixed thread): 1 image.
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.