Observation 67125: Auricularia Bull.

Growing from a fallen hardwood limb.


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no record of that one either
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-05-11 21:13:40 CDT (-0400)

except on one page in the whole of the interwebs:


which was authored by you.

no Auricularia platy-anything on IF.

some other genus?

By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2011-05-11 20:17:40 CDT (-0400)

Auricularia platyphylla. It’s been a few…

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-05-11 18:14:58 CDT (-0400)

never heard of it. neither has IF.

Yes and No.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2011-05-11 16:18:32 CDT (-0400)

It helps identify Auricularia, but not to species. There are few currently known species of Auricularia in the U.S., so I suppose it does narrow the possibilities down some. I have grown Auricularia platyphyllum from a kit, but have never seen anything like it growing locally. The appearance of translucency is enhanced when backlit, and certainly makes it easy to see how the genus is sometimes called “Tree Ear”.

By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-05-11 13:54:20 CDT (-0400)

Thanks Daniel!

Does this translucency help identify down to genus or can it help with species identification as well?

I have the dried specimens and a spore print and will check out the spore sizes sometime soon.

By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2011-05-11 11:32:21 CDT (-0400)

Auricularia is rather common. Showing it’s transluscency is a rarely viewed or considered feature, and certainly beautiful in its own right.

By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-05-09 10:33:11 CDT (-0400)

Thanks Britney!

Nice photo!
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-05-09 10:05:17 CDT (-0400)

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