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Hard to describe. These jelly fungus have large dark purplish fruiting bodies that generally have a floppy upside down bowl appearance, although shapes can vary greatly. They are very soft bodied and floppy. The underside is porous, which differentiates it from a couple other species of jelly fungus I found.
Found on the trunk of a fallen tree in the Amazon rainforest of SE Ecuador very near the Peruvian border (300 masl).
Internet says (and they couldn't say it if it wasn't true 😊): If you are not put off by the strange appearance and sombre colour of the Jelly Ear fungus, it is in fact edible when cooked and very popular in some eastern countries. Can anyone verify that?????