Observation 105400: Auricularia Bull.
When: 2012-08-15
No herbarium specimen

Notes: This fungus was found in my friends backyard in Augusta, Georgia right off the canal near the Green Jackets Stadium. I have no idea what this fungus is. I believe it is some sort of coral that is in several different stages of development. I am not sure of what it is consuming. It has been a while since this photo was taken. I believe it to be on a deciduous log. the log may or may not be charred from a bonfire. Or it could have been on a pine tree stump. Sorry for the lack of information. .

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Recognized by sight: Not sure if this is officially Auricularia auricula- also know as “wood ear” a much used fungus in Chinese cooking. Apparently, in “hot and sour” soup it is the main ingredient that gives it the gelatinous texture to broth. These may indeed be that species in which case thin slice and make soup out of them. Either way- some form of Auricularia. Attached below is a link to wood ear recipes- Don’t eat these til your sure tho….
http://www.mssf.org/cookbook/ear.html

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