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Auricularia auricula-judae (Bull.) Wettst. (Jelly Ear, The Jew’S Ear, Judas’S Ear Fungus)

Sets of Photographs

These relate to individual finds ("biological records") of the organism.

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Henrici, A., 2007 (Colour photograph) Notes and Records (April 2007)
Ingold, C.T., 1985 An extended view of the basidium
Preece, 2000 (white form) White Jew's Ear fungus in Shropshire

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 11 general literature references to Auricularia auricula-judae (Jelly Ear, The Jew’S Ear, Judas’S Ear Fungus)

Auricularia auricula-judae may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(true fungi)
(spore droppers)
(a class of fungi)
(an order of jelly fungi)
Macromycetes (via Auriculariaceae) Fungi s.l.

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 28 feeding and other relationships of Auricularia auricula-judae (Jelly Ear, The Jew’S Ear, Judas’S Ear Fungus)

Further Information

Notes (MWS) A very common "jelly fungus" usually growing on dead branches of *Sambucus* but found on a variety of other broad-leaved trees especially *Fagus*.
Notes (MWS) An ear-like jelly fungus that is characteristic of dead branches of Elder (*Sambucus nigra*) but can also be found on other types of wood, especially Beech (*Fagus*). The english name derives from Judas Iscariot ("The Jew") who was said to have committed suicide in remorse, by hanging himself from an Elder tree (which thereafter became the stunted shrub we know).
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