MushrOOms

Source:  MushrOOms    Tag:  fungi phylums

Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Subphylum: Agaricomycotina
Class: Dacrymycetes
Family: Dacrymycetaceae
Genus: Dacryopinax
Species: D. spathularia
Binomial name
Dacryopinax spathularia
(Schwein.) G.W. Martin (1948)


Dacryopinax spathularia is an edible, orange fungus. In Chinese, It is known as guihua er, literally means 'sweet osmanthus ear'. It is sometimes added in a vegetarian dish called Buddha's delight or Lo han jai. This dish, consists of various vegetables, is traditionally enjoyed by Buddhist monks.