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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Auriculariales: Auriculariaceae: Auricularia auricula-judae (Bull.) Quél.

Auricularia auricula-judae – jelly ear

Synonyms: Auricularia albicans, Auricularia auricula, Auricularia auricularis, Auricularia judae, Auricularia lactea, Auricularia mollissima, Auricularia nidiformis, Auricularia sambuci, Auricularia sambucina, Auricularia tremellosa, Auricula tremellosa, Exidia auricula, Exidia calcea, Exidia plana, Gyraria auricularis, Hirneola auricula, Hirneola auricularis, Hirneola nidiformis, Laschia tremellosa, Merulius auricula, Peziza auricula, Tremella auricula, Tremella caraganae.

Common name: jelly ear.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Auricularia auricula-judae (Latin for 'Judas's Ear'), known as the Jew's ear, (black) wood ear, jelly ear or by a number of other common names, is a species of edible Auriculariales fungus found worldwide. The fruiting body is distinguished by its noticeably ear-like shape and brown colouration; it grows upon wood, especially elder. Its specific epithet is derived from the belief that Judas Iscariot hanged himself from an elder tree; the Latin Judae ('Judas's') was mistranslated into English as 'Jew's', leading to the term "Jew's ear", while today "jelly ear" and other names are sometimes used. The fungus can be found throughout the year in temperate regions worldwide, where it grows upon both dead and living wood.

Arabic: أذن يهوذا, Bulgarian: Юдино ухо, Cantonese: 雲耳, Catalan: Orella de Judes, Chinese: 黑木耳, Croatian: Judino uho, Czech: Ucho Jidášovo, Danish: Almindelig judasøre, Dutch: Judasoor, Esperanto: Judasorelo, Finnish: Juudaksenkorva, French: Oreille de Judas, German: Judasohr, Hakka Chinese: Muk-mí, Hebrew: אזנונית יהודה, Hungarian: Júdásfülegomba, Indonesian: Jamur kuping merah, Japanese: キクラゲ, Javanese: Jamur kuping abang, Korean: 목이, Limburgish: Judasoeër, Malayalam: ചെവിക്കൂൺ, Min Dong Chinese: Mŭk-ngī, Mon: လဇု၊ ပတိုဟ်, Persian: قارچ گوش‌ژله‌ای, Piedmontese: Hirneola auricula-judae, Polish: Uszak bzowy, Quechua: Linli, Romanian: Urechea lui Iuda, Russian: Аурикулярия уховидная, Serbian: Јудино уво, Sundanese: Lémbér beureum, Swedish: Judasöra, Thai: เห็ดหูหนู, Ukrainian: Аурикулярія вухоподібна, Vietnamese: Nấm mèo, Walloon: Oraye di Djuda.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Jew's ear mushroom (<B>Auricularia auricula-judae</B> complex) near Birch Creek Unit of Somerville Lake State Park. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2014-07-19.htm">July 19, 2014</A>
LinkJew's ear mushroom (Auricularia auricula-judae complex) near Birch Creek Unit of Somerville Lake State Park. Texas, July 19, 2014
Location on mapsLake Somerville Trailway, Somerville, TX 77879, USA
The Jelly Ear mushrooms (Auricularia angiospermarum, <B>Auricularia auricula-judae</B> complex) on Kiwanis Nature Trail. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-12-07.htm">December 7, 2017</A>
LinkThe Jelly Ear mushrooms (Auricularia angiospermarum, Auricularia auricula-judae complex) on Kiwanis Nature Trail. College Station, Texas, December 7, 2017
Location on maps1106-1108 Ashburn Ave, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Woods Ear mushrooms (Auricularia angiospermarum, <B>Auricularia auricula-judae</B> complex) on a log on Kiwanis Nature Trail. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-12-07.htm">December 7, 2017</A>
LinkWoods Ear mushrooms (Auricularia angiospermarum, Auricularia auricula-judae complex) on a log on Kiwanis Nature Trail. College Station, Texas, December 7, 2017
Location on maps1106-1108 Ashburn Ave, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Dry Jelly Ear mushrooms (Auricularia angiospermarum, <B>Auricularia auricula-judae</B> complex) on an oak in Hensel Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-12-31.htm">December 31, 2017</A>
LinkDry Jelly Ear mushrooms (Auricularia angiospermarum, Auricularia auricula-judae complex) on an oak in Hensel Park. College Station, Texas, December 31, 2017
Location on maps4301-4499 College Ave, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Wood ear mushrooms Auricularia angiospermarum (<B>Auricularia auricula-judae</B> complex) in David E. Schob Nature Preserve at 906 Ashburn Street. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-02-25.htm">February 25, 2018</A>
LinkWood ear mushrooms Auricularia angiospermarum (Auricularia auricula-judae complex) in David E. Schob Nature Preserve at 906 Ashburn Street. College Station, Texas, February 25, 2018
Location on maps906 Ashburn Ave, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Wood ear mushrooms Auricularia angiospermarum (<B>Auricularia auricula-judae</B> complex) on a tree in David E. Schob Nature Preserve at 906 Ashburn Street. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-02-25.htm">February 25, 2018</A>
LinkWood ear mushrooms Auricularia angiospermarum (Auricularia auricula-judae complex) on a tree in David E. Schob Nature Preserve at 906 Ashburn Street. College Station, Texas, February 25, 2018
Location on maps906 Ashburn Ave, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Young caps of wood ear mushrooms Auricularia angiospermarum (<B>Auricularia auricula-judae</B> complex) in David E. Schob Nature Preserve at 906 Ashburn Street. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-02-25.htm">February 25, 2018</A>
LinkYoung caps of wood ear mushrooms Auricularia angiospermarum (Auricularia auricula-judae complex) in David E. Schob Nature Preserve at 906 Ashburn Street. College Station, Texas, February 25, 2018
Location on maps906 Ashburn Ave, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Woods Ear mushrooms (Auricularia angiospermarum, <B>Auricularia auricula-judae</B> complex) on a log in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-03-19.htm">March 19, 2018</A>
LinkWoods Ear mushrooms (Auricularia angiospermarum, Auricularia auricula-judae complex) on a log in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, March 19, 2018
Location on mapsRaccoon Run, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Woods Ear mushrooms (Auricularia angiospermarum, <B>Auricularia auricula-judae</B> complex) near Raccoon Run Trail in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-05-21.htm">May 21, 2018</A>
LinkWoods Ear mushrooms (Auricularia angiospermarum, Auricularia auricula-judae complex) near Raccoon Run Trail in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, May 21, 2018
Location on mapsRaccoon Run, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Woods Ear mushrooms (Auricularia angiospermarum, <B>Auricularia auricula-judae</B> complex) on a big fallen oak in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-05-21.htm">May 21, 2018</A>
LinkWoods Ear mushrooms (Auricularia angiospermarum, Auricularia auricula-judae complex) on a big fallen oak in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, May 21, 2018
Location on mapsRaccoon Run, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Jew's ear mushroom (<B>Auricularia auricula-judae</B> complex) on a fallen oak on Lone Star Hiking Trail near Pole Creek in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-03-01.htm">March 1, 2019</A>
LinkJew's ear mushroom (Auricularia auricula-judae complex) on a fallen oak on Lone Star Hiking Trail near Pole Creek in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, March 1, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Young Jew's ear mushrooms (<B>Auricularia auricula-judae</B> complex) on a fallen oak on Lone Star Hiking Trail near Pole Creek in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-03-01.htm">March 1, 2019</A>
LinkYoung Jew's ear mushrooms (Auricularia auricula-judae complex) on a fallen oak on Lone Star Hiking Trail near Pole Creek in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, March 1, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Translucent cap of Jew's ear mushroom (<B>Auricularia auricula-judae</B> complex) on Lone Star Hiking Trail near Pole Creek in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-03-01.htm">March 1, 2019</A>
LinkTranslucent cap of Jew's ear mushroom (Auricularia auricula-judae complex) on Lone Star Hiking Trail near Pole Creek in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, March 1, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Close up of a cap of Jew's ear mushroom (<B>Auricularia auricula-judae</B> complex) on Lone Star Hiking Trail near Pole Creek in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-03-01.htm">March 1, 2019</A>
LinkClose up of a cap of Jew's ear mushroom (Auricularia auricula-judae complex) on Lone Star Hiking Trail near Pole Creek in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, March 1, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Jelly Ear mushrooms (Auricularia angiospermarum, <B>Auricularia auricula-judae</B> complex) on Raccoon Run Trail in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-06-25.htm">June 25, 2019</A>
LinkJelly Ear mushrooms (Auricularia angiospermarum, Auricularia auricula-judae complex) on Raccoon Run Trail in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, June 25, 2019
Location on mapsRaccoon Run, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Cluster of woods ear mushrooms (Auricularia angiospermarum, <B>Auricularia auricula-judae</B> complex) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-01-07.htm">January 7, 2020</A>
LinkCluster of woods ear mushrooms (Auricularia angiospermarum, Auricularia auricula-judae complex) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 7, 2020
Location on maps14802 Rock Prairie Rd, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Woods ear mushrooms (Auricularia angiospermarum, <B>Auricularia auricula-judae</B> complex) with some brown crust fungus on a dry tree in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-01-07.htm">January 7, 2020</A>
LinkWoods ear mushrooms (Auricularia angiospermarum, Auricularia auricula-judae complex) with some brown crust fungus on a dry tree in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 7, 2020
Location on maps14802 Rock Prairie Rd, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Wood ear mushrooms Auricularia angiospermarum (<B>Auricularia auricula-judae</B> complex) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-01-15.htm">January 15, 2020</A>
LinkWood ear mushrooms Auricularia angiospermarum (Auricularia auricula-judae complex) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 15, 2020
Location on mapsRaccoon Run, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Wood ear mushrooms Auricularia angiospermarum (<B>Auricularia auricula-judae</B> complex) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-02-13.htm">February 13, 2020</A>
LinkWood ear mushrooms Auricularia angiospermarum (Auricularia auricula-judae complex) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, February 13, 2020
Location on maps14802 Rock Prairie Rd, College Station, TX 77845, USA
White species of woods ear mushrooms (<B>Auricularia auricula-judae</B> complex) on Winters Bayou Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Cleveland, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-04-07.htm">April 7, 2020</A>
LinkWhite species of woods ear mushrooms (Auricularia auricula-judae complex) on Winters Bayou Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Cleveland, Texas, April 7, 2020
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Cleveland, TX 77328, USA
White species of woods ear mushrooms (<B>Auricularia auricula-judae</B> complex) on a fallen tree on Winters Bayou Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Cleveland, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-04-07.htm">April 7, 2020</A>
LinkWhite species of woods ear mushrooms (Auricularia auricula-judae complex) on a fallen tree on Winters Bayou Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Cleveland, Texas, April 7, 2020
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Cleveland, TX 77328, USA
Woods Ear mushrooms (Auricularia angiospermarum, <B>Auricularia auricula-judae</B> complex) together with their white species on a log on Winters Bayou Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Cleveland, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-04-07.htm">April 7, 2020</A>
LinkWoods Ear mushrooms (Auricularia angiospermarum, Auricularia auricula-judae complex) together with their white species on a log on Winters Bayou Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Cleveland, Texas, April 7, 2020
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Cleveland, TX 77328, USA
Wood ear mushrooms Auricularia angiospermarum (<B>Auricularia auricula-judae</B> complex) on a horizontally cut log in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-05-27.htm">May 27, 2020</A>
LinkWood ear mushrooms Auricularia angiospermarum (Auricularia auricula-judae complex) on a horizontally cut log in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, May 27, 2020
Location on mapsRaccoon Run, College Station, TX 77845, USA

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