Name: Auricularia nigricans
Author: (Sw.) Birkebak, Looney & Sánchez-García
Citation: Looney, B.P., J.M. Birkebak, and P.B. Matheny (2013) Systematics of the genus Auricularia with an emphasis on species from the southeastern United States. North American Fungi 8(6):1-25.
Deprecated Synonyms: Auricularia polytricha (Mont.) Sacc.
Originally described by Olof Swartz from Jamaica, this is the preferable name for what was previously known as Auricularia polytricha auct. amer. See citation for more details on nomenclature