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Judas's ear

Auricularia auricula-judae

Description:

Curiously shaped fungi - resembling a floppy ear, in particular when older. All samples I found were pointing downwards. Gelatinous on touch, red-brown velvety above and grey skin-alike underneath.

Habitat:

Foothills of Jura mountains range; the floor in wooded area of the town park. Grows on decaying wood - a log I check every year, and always get some surprises... semi-urban Geneva suburb area, valley between Alps and Jura. Seen at the same park like this spotting here: https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/20... only a few meters away.

Notes:

I've just learned that these are edible - well washed and thoroughly cooked...

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1 Comment

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 7 months ago

Great spotting. I've never seen one that size. It's an unusual species.

Zlatan Celebic
Spotted by
Zlatan Celebic

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Tromelin Island

Lat: 46.25, Long: 6.08

Spotted on Nov 26, 2018
Submitted on Jan 25, 2019

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