Found in Matang Wildlife Centre Kuching,Sarwak.
Family: Tremellaceae, Division: Basidiomycota Genus: Tremella
Common names in english: snow fungus, snow ear,
silver ear fungus, and white jelly mushroom.
Common name in Japanese: Shirokikurage / Hakumokuji
Common name in Chinese: Bai Mu Er / Yin Er
The name “snow fungus” is derived from from its white colour
and snowball-shaped appearance.
Produces white, frond-like, gelatinous basidiocarps (fruiting bodies).
An edible jelly fungus which is a parasitic yeast, grows as a slimy,
mucous-like film until it encounters its preferred hosts- various species of Hypoxylon fungi that intertwined with that of another fungus.
Ecology: Perhaps parasitic on the
mycelium of Hypoxylon archeri and firmly related species- – or conceivably
saprobic wood of hardwoods and associated with an undetermined symbiotic
interaction with the Hypoxylon (the
fungi could, for instance, be breaking down parts of the wood that alternate
growth can’t disintegrate, empowering each other); becoming alone or
gregariously with Hypoxylon fruiting
bodies as often as possible adjacent;
Scientifically proven to be rich in bio-active polysaccharides which can acts as anti-aging effects,
stimulates immune system, improves circulation and improves moisture content of
the skin to prevent dehydration of the skin.
The snow fungus has been eaten for a considerable length of time in
China, where it is considered to have noteworthy therapeutic properties, having
been utilised against tuberculosis and also hypertension.
can also fortify vascular endothelial cells; have articulated antiradiating
impacts; empower hematogenesis; exhibit antidiabetic, calming,
hypocholesterolemic, antiallergic exercises; and show hepatoprotective impacts.