Auricularia auricular (Auricularia auricula-judae)
- Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
- Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
- Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
- Subclass: Auriculariomycetidae
- Order: Auriculariales (Auriculariales)
- Family: Auriculariaceae (Auriculariaceae)
- Genus: Auricularia (Auricularia)
- Species: Auricularia auricula-judae (Auricularia auricular (Judas ear))
Muer Black Tree Mushroom
Description: A hat with a diameter of 3-6 (10) cm, cantilever, attached sideways, lobed, shell-shaped, convex top, with a lowered edge, velvety, fine-fleecy, on the underside cellular-depressed (resembles an ear shell), finely folded with veins, matte, in dry weather it is gray-brown, reddish-brownish, brown with a reddish tinge, in wet weather it is olive-brown or yellow-brown with a reddish-brown tint, brownish-reddish in the light.
The spore powder is whitish.
The pulp is thin, elastic-gelatinous, dense, without any special smell.
Distribution: Auricularia auricularia grows from summer to late autumn, from July to November, on dead wood, at the base of trunks and on branches of deciduous trees and shrubs (oak, elderberry, maple, alder), in groups, rarely. More common in the southern regions (Caucasus).
Evaluation: Auricularia auricular – A little-known edible mushroom of medium quality with a dense crunchy cartilaginous pulp.
Video about the mushroom Auricularia auricular:
Photo of the fungus Auricularia auricular (Judas ear) from the questions in recognition:
2019.12.14 Valera 2016.11.08 Dima 2018.12.16 Vitalij