Observation 195568: Exidia recisa (Ditmar) Fr.
When: 2015-01-05
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Found on oak branch southwest MS very rubbery in texture jelly like and doesn’t fall apart when rub between my fingertips is this wood ear?

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Recognized by sight: The rubbery, leafy fungus is usually brown or some shade of breown, gelatinous, found on hardwood branches and stumps.
Used references: Arora, Mushrooms Demystified.
56% (1)
Recognized by sight: Not arising from a central base.

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Doesn’t have the underlying ribs of Auricularia.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2015-01-06 12:05:17 CST (-0600)

Nor does it seem large enough for that species. I have grown Auricularia polytricha on oak branches here in Oregon. Those were often much larger individual cup-like fungus with ear-like ridges on the underside. While brown, A. polytricha dry to a nearly black bone-like consistency, or resemble dried seaweed.

By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2015-01-05 13:22:57 CST (-0600)
Might be.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2015-01-05 12:53:08 CST (-0600)

Might also be Tremella foliacea. Need to see the stipe, and the fungus on the oak branch. If found with many others, may be tremella foliacea. A wood ear (Auricularia) would tend to be larger, and less abundant that this apparently is (if those background fungi are any indication).

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