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Observed: 30th November 2009 By: Doug Coates
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Found on branch on lower right of this tree on edge of a wood on exposed hill side.Cup shaped about 5-10cm losing defined shape as gets larger 15-20cm.Paleish orange to quite a dark redy orange in colour tends to be paler inside the cup.I have come across this 2miles away on other side of the town, again on wood, in a less exposed and wetter enviroment.Can post pictures of this if required.


Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Jew's Ear/Jelly Ear (Auricularia auricula-judae) interacts


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Jews ear it is.

Spent hours trying to ID this and 10 mins after posting found pictures of this on unrelated site online.Sorry for confusion,one specimum can look so different to another they can almost look like something else.

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Yes, I know just how difficult fungi identification can be Doug - I spend hours sometimes trying to ident. them. See my post below, I found some Jew's ears only today.