Jelly Ear Fungus - Auricularia auricula-judae

    Description

    Ear shaped, attached to the substrate by one edge, upper surface finely downy, lower surface smooth, pinkish brown, to about 8 cm across. The flesh is purple-brown, gelatinous, tough, becoming hard when dry.

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    Habitat

    On wood from deciduous trees and shrubs, favouring Elder

    When to see it

    All year round

    UK Status

    Common in Britain, although there are less records from West Wales and the far North.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map