growing on Elder (Sambucus nigra).
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I have been informed today that the name of this fungus is now Judas' ear as the original name is now deemed too politically incorrect!!
What a really fascinating fungus, will certainly look out for this one on my travels into the woods.
A lady who works for the National Trust at Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire, told me she and her colleagues call them "mouse ears". I guess that's one of the problems (or delights) with common names that there can be several and regional differences in naming occur. I understand that Jew's ear is not particularly "politically correct", but literally translated that's what the latin name, Auricularia auricula-judae, means - I think.
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