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The cloud ear is a species of jelly fungi with the scientific name auricularia auricula. It is somewhat elastic and gelatinous, as well as silky to the touch. This fungus can be between 2 and 8 inches in diameter and does not have much of a stem or any "gills" (the ridges on the underside of the mushroom); instead, it is thin, cup-shaped, with a ruffled edge. The color of the cloud ear takes on the color of the tree on which it grew, so it can range from dark yellowish-brown to dark brown or even black. Pack Size: 1lbSold By: PCUnits per case: 1Storage: DryOrigin: China
***Brand Varies, depending on vendor. These are mushrooms with happy faces, brown straw hats, and dancing feet. These jolly mushrooms are called Volvariella volvacea. Their common name comes from the rice straw on which they are grown. The straw mushroom, also called "paddy straw mushroom," is cultivated in the hot, steamy climate of Southeast Asia. Volvariella volvacea is a species of edible mushroom cultivated throughout East and Southeast Asia and used extensively in Asian cuisines. They are often available fresh in Asia, but are more frequently found in canned or dried forms outside their nations of cultivationPack Size: 68ozSold By: PCUnits per case: 6Storage: DryOrigin: USA