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Tree Ear/Jew's Ear Fungus

Auricularia Auricula-Judae

Description:

Brown, jelly-like mushrooms shaped like ears.

Habitat:

Found on an oak tree limb.

Notes:

Edible, full of dietary fiber.

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2 Comments

jodydf
jodydf 4 years ago

Perhaps you're right, but it was growing on a live oak, and not the typical willow, poplar, or alder. It also felt closer texturally to the description of Tree Ear. I'm new to this, so it's helpful to have these comments. Thanks!

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 4 years ago

Neat find! You may want to consider Exidia recisa (Amber Jelly Roll, Willow Brain) as an ID for this interesting looking fungus.
http://www.mushroomexpert.com/exidia_rec...
http://www.rogersmushrooms.com/gallery/D...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exidia_rec...

jodydf
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jodydf

Mississippi, USA

Spotted on Jan 21, 2017
Submitted on Jan 22, 2017

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