Observation 34611: Auricularia Bull.

When: 2008-08-25

Collection location: Radford, Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Mark Prosser (mark prosser)

No specimen available

Found on a downed tree on a small island on the New River in Radford, Virginia. One thought is a Polyozellus multiplex, with another thought from a friend being a “Wood Ear”. The veining is certainly distinctive. Any help is appreciated. Thanks, Mark Prosser

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:05:02 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Radford, Virginia’ to ‘Radford, Virginia, USA



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Good luck or something else ?
By: Mark Prosser (mark prosser)
2012-02-11 18:03:45 CST (-0500)

Actually he was paid the required union fee under the insect stand-in category. Mark

So nice of that
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-02-10 11:37:12 CST (-0500)

grasshopper to pose for your photo.

Thanks again John
By: Mark Prosser (mark prosser)
2010-03-10 19:24:46 CST (-0500)

Thanks John. Mark

By: John Plischke (John Plischke)
2010-03-09 23:48:57 CST (-0500)

I do not know of a good key to them. The one you suggest is the most commonly reported one from our area. I have seen at least 3 species of them and do not kave a good key. I have not tried the one from Lowy in Mycologia that uses internal features, I typically look at external ones such as if they are somewhat fuzzy or not.

Thanks again John
By: Mark Prosser (mark prosser)
2010-03-07 23:13:09 CST (-0500)

Thanks again John for the identification and clearing up why this couldn’t be Polyozellus multiplex. Is Auricularia auricula the only specie in our area or is this a cluster that is evolving and being researched. Best Wishes, Mark

By: John Plischke (John Plischke)
2010-03-07 21:51:41 CST (-0500)

Polyozellus multiplex should grow on the soil under spruce prehaps a few other conifers. Auricularia always grows on wood not soil.

Help with Polyozellus multiplex or “Wood Ear” or ?
By: Mark Prosser (mark prosser)
2010-03-07 21:20:13 CST (-0500)

I’m looking for ideas for this interesting mushroom taken in this picture with a grasshopper friend. Thanks, Mark Prosser

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