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Fungi

Observed: 16th November 2011 By: GaryWebb1GaryWebb1’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

Found on a piece of dead wood,
located in mature, deciduous woodland garden in south warwickshire/midlands.

Identifications

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 (Auricularia auricula-judae) interacts

Comments

GaryWebb1's picture

Excellent, many thanks. My

Excellent, many thanks. My book shows this also to be called 'Jelly Ear' if this is the same one?! Much appreciated. Gary

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Name

Yes - Jelly ear is another name (and, in fact, the name that iSpot throws up). I chose Jew's ear because that's what I've always known it as. If in doubt, only pay attention to the scientific name, because many species have several common names.

Nigel

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Good point, & much

Good point, & much appreciated. I'm quite used to plant names & their terminology, & fungi shouldn't be any different, but its a whole new world currently being opened up to me! (Enjoying it too!)