Fungus

Tremella fuciformis

Kulat Lidah Katak
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SSN 55143
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Taxonomy

The taxonomic status is pending for approval

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Description

This fungus has pure white fruit body, transparent, gelatinous, slightly sticky, consisting of several thin and crooked valves. Its colour is yellowish abd crisp when dry and reviving when moistened. This fungus grows gregariously on dead branches and wood of broadleaved trees and has a very wide distribution ranging from temperate to tropical regions. This species is commercially cultivated and very popular in Chinese cuisine and traditional medicine (Izzauddin et al., 2019).

Location

by State Location
  • Johore 1
  • Perak 3
by Protected Areas Location
  • National/State Park 1
Based on publications, specimens, and images

Biodiversity Experts

Profile
Jaya Seelan Sathiya Seelan (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
  • Fungi
  • Digital Sequence Information (DSI)
  • Living Modified Organism (LMO)
  • Synthetic Biology
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  • Climate Change
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Lee Su See (Dr.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
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  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Forest
  • PM
Mohammad Hafiz Syukri Bin Kassim (Mr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
  • Fungi
  • Agriculture
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
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  • Genetics
  • SBH
Thi Bee Kin (Mrs.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • Fungi
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Forest
  • Genetics
  • Molecular
  • Science
  • Systematics
  • Taxonomy
  • PM
PM - Peninsular Malaysia; SBH - Sabah; SWK - Sarawak; SEA - Southeast Asia; W - World;

References

Acknowledgements :- Mr. Ahmad Amir Firdaus Bin Mad Apandi, Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Ms. Ainul Aqilah Binti Mohd Nasir, Mr. Badrul Amin Bin Jaffar, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- USM

Species Citation :- Tremella fuciformis. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/55143. [Retrieved 20 August 2022].

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