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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
White species of cloud ear jelly mushrooms (<B>Auricularia nigricans</B>, Auricularia polytricha) 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 cloud ear jelly mushrooms (Auricularia nigricans, Auricularia polytricha) 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 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/2020-04-07.htm">April 7, 2020</A>
LinkWhite species of cloud ear jelly mushrooms (Auricularia nigricans, Auricularia polytricha) 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
Cloud ear jelly mushrooms (<B>Auricularia nigricans</B>, Auricularia polytricha) 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>
LinkCloud ear jelly mushrooms (Auricularia nigricans, Auricularia polytricha) 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
Cloud ear jelly mushrooms (<B>Auricularia nigricans</B>) on a log on Chinquapin Trail in Huntsville State Park. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-10-30.htm">October 30, 2020</A>
LinkCloud ear jelly mushrooms (Auricularia nigricans) on a log on Chinquapin Trail in Huntsville State Park. Texas, October 30, 2020
Location on mapsState Park Rd 40, New Waverly, TX 77358, USA
Young and mature caps of cloud ear jelly mushrooms (<B>Auricularia nigricans</B>) on a log on Chinquapin Trail in Huntsville State Park. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-10-30.htm">October 30, 2020</A>
LinkYoung and mature caps of cloud ear jelly mushrooms (Auricularia nigricans) on a log on Chinquapin Trail in Huntsville State Park. Texas, October 30, 2020
Location on mapsState Park Rd 40, New Waverly, TX 77358, USA
Hairy underside of cloud ear jelly mushrooms (<B>Auricularia nigricans</B>) on a log on Chinquapin Trail in Huntsville State Park. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-10-30.htm">October 30, 2020</A>
LinkHairy underside of cloud ear jelly mushrooms (Auricularia nigricans) on a log on Chinquapin Trail in Huntsville State Park. Texas, October 30, 2020
Location on mapsState Park Rd 40, New Waverly, TX 77358, USA
Young cloud ear jelly mushrooms (<B>Auricularia nigricans</B>) on a log on Chinquapin Trail in Huntsville State Park. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-10-30.htm">October 30, 2020</A>
LinkYoung cloud ear jelly mushrooms (Auricularia nigricans) on a log on Chinquapin Trail in Huntsville State Park. Texas, October 30, 2020
Location on mapsState Park Rd 40, New Waverly, TX 77358, USA
Upper surface of cloud ear jelly mushrooms (<B>Auricularia nigricans</B>) on a log on Chinquapin Trail in Huntsville State Park. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-10-30.htm">October 30, 2020</A>
LinkUpper surface of cloud ear jelly mushrooms (Auricularia nigricans) on a log on Chinquapin Trail in Huntsville State Park. Texas, October 30, 2020
Location on mapsState Park Rd 40, New Waverly, TX 77358, USA
Cloud ear jelly fungus (<B>Auricularia nigricans</B>) on a fallen osage orange tree on Little Lake Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest east from Trail Head No. 4, near Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-11-29.htm">November 29, 2020</A>
LinkCloud ear jelly fungus (Auricularia nigricans) on a fallen osage orange tree on Little Lake Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest east from Trail Head No. 4, near Montgomery. Texas, November 29, 2020
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Cloud ear jelly mushrooms (<B>Auricularia nigricans</B>) on a fallen branch on Four Notch Loop Trail of Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2021-01-23.htm">January 23, 2021</A>
LinkCloud ear jelly mushrooms (Auricularia nigricans) on a fallen branch on Four Notch Loop Trail of Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, January 23, 2021
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Huntsville, TX 77340, USA
Hairy caps of cloud ear jelly mushrooms (<B>Auricularia nigricans</B>) on a fallen branch on Four Notch Loop Trail of Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2021-01-23.htm">January 23, 2021</A>
LinkHairy caps of cloud ear jelly mushrooms (Auricularia nigricans) on a fallen branch on Four Notch Loop Trail of Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, January 23, 2021
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Huntsville, TX 77340, USA
Dense cluster of cloud ear jelly mushrooms (<B>Auricularia nigricans</B>) on a fallen branch on Four Notch Loop Trail of Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2021-01-23.htm">January 23, 2021</A>
LinkDense cluster of cloud ear jelly mushrooms (Auricularia nigricans) on a fallen branch on Four Notch Loop Trail of Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, January 23, 2021
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Huntsville, TX 77340, USA
Cloud ear jelly mushrooms (<B>Auricularia nigricans</B>) on a fallen oak near Pole Creek on North Wilderness Trail of Little Lake Creek Wilderness in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2021-02-21.htm">February 21, 2021</A>
LinkCloud ear jelly mushrooms (Auricularia nigricans) on a fallen oak near Pole Creek on North Wilderness Trail of Little Lake Creek Wilderness in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, February 21, 2021
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA

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