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Wood Ear

Auricularia angiospermarum


Wavy, brown, ear-shaped fruiting bodies that were about 1-3 cm wide. They were very soft and fuzzy un the undersurface and smooth on the uppersurface.


Growing on rotting, decorticated wood along the edge of a meadow.


Until recently, the North American species of Wood Ear was considered to be Auricularia auricula-judae. However, research has shown that Auricularia auricula-judae is not endemic to North America.

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Christine Y.
Christine Y. 2 years ago

Definitely an appropriate name! They even feel like ears :)

armadeus.4 2 years ago

An apt name it seems. Great shot Christine! Thank you for sharing :)

maplemoth662 2 years ago

A beautiful photo....pretty colors....

Christine Y.
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Christine Y.

Connecticut, USA

Spotted on Feb 15, 2018
Submitted on Feb 19, 2018

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