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Observation 14596: Auricularia Bull.

This jelly fungi was rather robust in texture, but not sticky although shiny, and I was able to remove a specimen to show the underside. As it was either 100% humidity or raining, I had difficulty in getting an onsite spore reading. From what I appeared to gather was off white, but cannot be definite enough to say this was the correct colour. . The fungi were in direct light, but conditions existing were very poor light with intermittent rain periods. I do not think this group of jelly fungi would survive long in normal unfiltered light.


Copyright © 2008 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Copyright © 2008 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
This is an enlarged view of the underside of the same specimen.

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Jelly (Sponge like Fungi)

This is one of a group of specimens located at Wilson River Primitive Reserve on the 27/05/2012 Noah can you confirm your earlier ID of these fungi. I will also load other specimens from the same log.

Auricularia sp. (14596)

Noah, I looked at the species ID you refer to, (in my Australian references), but I have seen this species (now presented),before in dryer times and the colour is always the same (light orange/brown) whether wet or dry weather. The Australian reference you nominated is totally different to this (Auricularia group) and the underside is not smooth as shown in my references for this group also. The colour of this image 14596 substantially different in my references.. Thanks for the input so quickly. Always appreciated when having difficulty in ID subject.

Australian Auricularia
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2008-11-24 19:41:29 -05 (-0500)

I saw two different species of Auricularia when I was in AU last year, Australian books are calling them A. auricula-judae (it dosent look like what I would call A. a-j in North America) and A. cornea or A. polytricha nether of which I know much about.
This specimen almost looks like a Exidia but I’m fairly sure it’s a Auricularia just old and waterlogged.