Auricularia cornea

Auricularia cornea

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(Hairy Jew’s Ear, Wood Ear)

FAMILY

Auriculariaceae

Species

Auricularia cornea (syn. A. polytricha)

Common name

Hairy Jew’s Ear, Wood Ear, Cloud Ear

Colour

Grey to brown, ear-shaped bracket

Description

This persistent fungus has a soft pliable gelatinous body, densely covered with short hairs on outside, inside brown with whitish-grey bloom. Ear-like about 10 cm long, body appears pinched into the short stalk (about 7 mm long). Often in clusters on dead wood. Edible after preparation.

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