Observation 156831: Auricularia Bull.

When: 2013-12-15

Collection location: Culpeper Co., Virginia, USA [Click for map]

38.53° 78.15°

Who: Penny Firth (pfirth)

No specimen available

Fruiting on hardwood log.

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I think I have seen
By: Penny Firth (pfirth)
2014-01-03 03:41:09 GMT (+0000)

Exidia. Almost black and jelly like. I thought it was the end game of something more formed. I agree these are more like Auricularia. Thanks for the additional information.

Sometimes Exidia species…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-01-03 00:29:44 GMT (+0000)

which typically form relatively shapeless tan/brown/blackish masses, occur in disk-like/ear-like forms. One difference between Auricularia and Exidia is that Auricularia “ears” have a more resiliant texture than the flabby jelly of Exidia. Auricularia also tends to form larger individual ears than Exidia. The ones in this obs look like small Auricularia fruit bodies to me.

Is the humble “wood ear”
By: Penny Firth (pfirth)
2014-01-02 11:58:39 GMT (+0000)

now something else?

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