Auricularia delicata (Mont. ex Fr.) Henn.

First published in Bot. Jb., 17: 492 (1893)
This species is accepted
This species is found in Congo, Fiji, South America, Australia, North America and China. It is used to treat digestive system disorders, other medicinal disorders and fever, as animal food and for food.

Descriptions

Morphology
Gregarious. Cespitose. Basidiome: 4-8 cm wide, gelatinous when fresh, flabelliform, orbicular or reniform, whitish to pale yellow to dark brown. Superior surface: glabrous to pilose, hymenophore wrinkled or merulioid, reticulate; substipitate.
Vernacular
Hongo gelatinoso; Oreja de venado, Used by Uitoto people.
Conservation
Species proposed. Threats have been registered in Brazil due to the high deforestation of the Amazon rainforest.
Habit
Gregarious, cespitose.
Distribution
Tropical, Subtropical. Altitude: 200 – 2900 m a.s.l. Colombian departments: Amazonas, Antioquia, Caldas, Casanare, Caquetá, Cundinamarca, Huila, Magdalena, Meta, Norte de Santander, Quindío, Risaralda, Valle del Cauca.
Ecology
Saprotroph. - Undefined saprotroph. Habitat/ecology: on decaying wood; in chagras.
[CFC]

Uses

Use Animal Food Other Animal Food Type
Part used: Basidiome. Arthropods (order Coleoptera) are associated to this fungal species and use it as food. Arthropods (order Coleoptera) are associated to this fungal species and use it as food.
Use Food Mushrooms
Part used: Basidiome. Reported as edible in Mexico. Part used: Basidiome. Used by Uitoto, Muinane and Andoke indigenous people. In Colombia, indigenous people cook them in fish broth, with meat, maraca seeds and mafafa leaves.
Use Medicines Digestive System Disorders
Part used: Basidiome. In Colombia there are no uses reported in this category. Used as medicine in Mexico to treat gastrointestinal disorders.
Use Medicines Fever
Part used: Basidiome. In Colombia there are no uses reported in this category. Used as medicine in Mexico as febrifuge.
Use Medicines Other Medicinal Disorders
Part used: Basidiome. In Colombia there are no uses reported in this category. Used as medicine in Mexico for anxiety, fatigue, for gout, as a purgative, for colds.
[CFC]

Sources

  • Catalogue of Fungi of Colombia

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