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Auricularia mesenterica.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Auriculaire Fausse Trémelle, Auriculaire mésentérique, Runzeliger Ohrpilz, Tripe Fungus
Auricularia mesenterica Mushroom
Ref No: 7101
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Auricularia mesenterica 3 Mushroom
Ref No: 7102
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location: Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Brown
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Cup shaped
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows on wood

Auricularia mesenterica (Dicks.) Pers. Runzeliger Ohrpilz Auriculaire mésentérique, Auriculaire Fausse Trémelle, Tripe Fungus Fruit body disc-shaped at first then spreading laterally to form densely tiered gelatinous brackets 2–4cm wide; upper surface of bracket hairy, zoned greyish to grey-brown, paler at the lobed margin, lower surface reddish purple to dark purple with a white bloom, gelatinous and rubbery, coarsely and irregularly wrinkled. Spores white, subcylindrical to somewhat curved, 11–13×4–5µ. Habitat on stumps and logs of deciduous trees especially elm. Season all year. Common. Not edible. Found In Europe.

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