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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Auriculariales: Auriculariaceae: Auricularia nigricans (Sw.) Birkebak, Looney & Sánchez-García, 2013

Auricularia nigricans – cloud ear jelly

Synonyms: Auricularia auricula, Auricularia leucochroma, Auricularia nigrescens, Auricularia polytricha, Exidia polytricha, Hirneola nigra, Hirneola nigricans, Hirneola polytricha, Lachnea nigra, Peziza nigra, Peziza nigrescens, Peziza nigricans.

Common name: cloud ear jelly.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Cloud ear fungus (Auricularia polytricha, syn. Hirneola polytricha) is an edible jelly fungus. It grows on trees in mountainous regions, is gray-brown in color, and is often used in Asian cooking, especially Chinese cuisine.

Chinese: 毛木耳, German: Judasohr, Indonesian: Jamur kuping hitam, Japanese: アラゲキクラゲ, Javanese: Jamur kuping ireng, Persian: قارچ گوش‌ابری, Polish: Uszak gęstowłosy, Russian: Аурикулярия густоволосистая, Sundanese: Lémbér hideung, Swedish: Auricularia polytricha (svamp), Tagalog: Taingang daga, Vietnamese: Mao mộc nhĩ.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Cloud ear jelly mushrooms (<B>Auricularia nigricans</B>, Auricularia polytricha) at Center for Biological Field Studies on Fish Hatchery Road. Huntsville, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-09-16.htm">September 16, 2018</A>
LinkCloud ear jelly mushrooms (Auricularia nigricans, Auricularia polytricha) at Center for Biological Field Studies on Fish Hatchery Road. Huntsville, Texas, September 16, 2018
Location on mapsForest Service Rd 236A, Huntsville, TX 77320, USA
Underside of cloud ear jelly mushrooms (<B>Auricularia nigricans</B>, Auricularia polytricha) at Center for Biological Field Studies on Fish Hatchery Road. Huntsville, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-09-16.htm">September 16, 2018</A>
LinkUnderside of cloud ear jelly mushrooms (Auricularia nigricans, Auricularia polytricha) at Center for Biological Field Studies on Fish Hatchery Road. Huntsville, Texas, September 16, 2018
Location on mapsForest Service Rd 236A, Huntsville, TX 77320, USA
Caps of cloud ear jelly mushrooms (<B>Auricularia nigricans</B>, Auricularia polytricha) at Center for Biological Field Studies on Fish Hatchery Road. Huntsville, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-09-16.htm">September 16, 2018</A>
LinkCaps of cloud ear jelly mushrooms (Auricularia nigricans, Auricularia polytricha) at Center for Biological Field Studies on Fish Hatchery Road. Huntsville, Texas, September 16, 2018
Location on mapsForest Service Rd 236A, Huntsville, TX 77320, USA
Cloud ear jelly mushrooms (<B>Auricularia nigricans</B>, Auricularia polytricha) on a small fallen tree on Winters Bayou Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Cleveland, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-10-27.htm">October 27, 2019</A>
LinkCloud ear jelly mushrooms (Auricularia nigricans, Auricularia polytricha) on a small fallen tree on Winters Bayou Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Cleveland, Texas, October 27, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Cleveland, TX 77328, USA
Cloud ear jelly mushrooms (<B>Auricularia nigricans</B>, Auricularia polytricha) on a fallen tree on Winters Bayou Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Cleveland, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-10-27.htm">October 27, 2019</A>
LinkCloud ear jelly mushrooms (Auricularia nigricans, Auricularia polytricha) on a fallen tree on Winters Bayou Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Cleveland, Texas, October 27, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Cleveland, TX 77328, USA
Cloud ear jelly mushrooms (<B>Auricularia nigricans</B>, Auricularia polytricha) on a fallen oak in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-01-19.htm">January 19, 2020</A>
LinkCloud ear jelly mushrooms (Auricularia nigricans, Auricularia polytricha) on a fallen oak in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, January 19, 2020
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Coldspring, TX 77331, USA
Cloud ear jelly mushrooms (<B>Auricularia nigricans</B>, Auricularia polytricha) on rotting oak in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-01-19.htm">January 19, 2020</A>
LinkCloud ear jelly mushrooms (Auricularia nigricans, Auricularia polytricha) on rotting oak in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, January 19, 2020
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Coldspring, TX 77331, USA

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