Tremella fuciformis is a species of fungus; it produces white, frond-like, gelatinous basidiocarps (fruiting bodies). It is widespread, especially in the tropics, where it can be found on the dead branches of broadleaf trees. This fungus is commercially cultivated and is one of the most popular fungi in the cuisine and medicine of China. Tremella fuciformis is commonly known as snow fungus, snow ear, silver ear fungus, and white jelly mushroom.
Tremella fuciformis is a parasitic yeast, and grows as a slimy, mucous-like film until it encounters its preferred hosts, various species of Annulohypoxylon (or possibly Hypoxylon) fungi, whereupon it then invades, triggering the aggressive mycelial growth required to form the fruiting bodies.
Tremella fuciformis Tremella, also called auricularia albicans, is an edible fungus, containing protein, fat and a variety of amino acids, minerals and liver sugar, can improve the ability of detocification of the liver, play a role in liver protection; auricularia has strong essence, kidney nourishing, enteric, stomach, qi, blood, heart, body, brain, rejuvenation, beauty, skin, longevity.