Tree Ear Auricularia sp. Bulliard ex Jussieu    Synonyms: Auricularia americana, Auricularia auricula-judae, Jelly Ear, Wood Ear, Wood Ear Fungi.
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Auriculariales   >   Family Auriculariaceae   >   Genus Auricularia   

Status:

MBP updated this page from Auricularia americana to Auricularia species. Several species of Auricularia occur in continental United States that differ microscopically. There are no easily accessed scientific references for all of the U.S. species. A. auricula and A. auricula-judae are European species; many of the popular references still use these names.

Description:

"This jelly fungus is often confused with Exidia recisa. The distinctive smooth upper surface, often with a whitish bloom, and spores will readily separate them" (L. Biechele, pers. comm.).

There are 169 records in the project database.

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A Tree Ear found on a cut log in Somerset Co., Maryland (12/15/2013). Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

A Tree Ear in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/29/2008). Photo by R. Child. (MBP list)

Tree Ear in Howard Co., Maryland (8/5/2018). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Tree Ear in Wicomico Co., Maryland (2/20/2014). Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

Tree Ear in Carroll Co., Maryland (1/15/2021). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Tree Ear in Washington Co., Maryland (9/7/2019). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Tree Ear in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/24/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Tree Ear in Howard Co., Maryland (5/23/2012). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

A Tree Ear in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/11/2013). Photo by Raeven Davis. (MBP list)

Tree Ear in Washington Co., Maryland (9/7/2017). Photo by Linda Lewis. (MBP list)

Tree Ear in Howard Co., Maryland (6/21/2020). (c) drdiptera, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by George Foster. (MBP list)

Young Tree Ears in Howard Co., Maryland (7/20/2014). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

Tree Ear in Frederick Co., Maryland (1/4/2020). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Tree Ear in Howard Co., Maryland (7/10/2019). (c) Matthew Beziat, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Matthew Beziat via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Tree Ear in Howard Co., Maryland (6/23/2014). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Tree Ear in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/27/2020). (c) Deborah, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Deborah via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Tree Ear in Washington Co., Maryland (11/3/2018). Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Tree Ear in Washington Co., Maryland (10/26/2019). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Tree Ear in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/12/2019). (c) Matthew Beziat, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Matthew Beziat via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Tree Ear in Montgomery Co., Maryland (2/18/2018). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Tree Ear in Frederick Co., Maryland (1/2/2021). (c) smuller, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Tree Ear in Howard Co., Maryland (6/26/2020). (c) megannature, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by megannature via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Tree Ear in Howard Co., Maryland (6/26/2020). (c) megannature, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by megannature via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Tree Ear in Prince George's Co., Maryland (6/12/2018). (c) Janet Gingold, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Janet Gingold via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Tree Ear growing in Charles Co., Maryland (5/23/2018). Verified by Anne Looker. Photo by Lori Byrne. (MBP list)

Spores of Tree Ear in Howard Co., Maryland (6/23/2014). Sausage-shaped, smooth; measured 14.3 - 18.5 X 5.0 - 5.4 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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