Dacryopinax Spathularia

January 30th, 2008 by Editor B

Two and a half years after I took it, my picture of tiny orange fungi has finally been identified.

Tiny Orange Fungi

It is Dacryopinax spathularia, also known as sweet osmanthus ear in Chinese. It’s a jelly fungus.

This stuff still sprouts up on our deck from time to time. Apparently it’s edible, but I don’t think I’ll be sampling it any time soon.

Thanks to Djovani who identified it and posted a much more beautiful picture of same.

4 Responses to “Dacryopinax Spathularia”

  1. David Says:

    Jelly? Looks more like a marmalade. Delicious.

  2. rickngentilly Says:

    i would be glad to sample it. i think the viet ladies at work could get me thru the procedure. if i bring you some growing medium would you scrape me off a chunk?

  3. Mr. Clio Says:

    Is it good on toast?

    Can’t help it. I’m from south Louisiana.

    Looks like mini-chanterelle mushrooms sorta.

    Maybe good in soup.

  4. dario Says:

    mail some of it to j, and have him concoct a drink with it. then, he’ll (naturally) film it for you, and you can tell by the face he makes when he drinks it whether or not you should venture to dare to taste it yourself…

    then again…maybe not. that guy can keep almost anything down with a smile.

    irrelevant point…skip this plan!

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