CS12 Auricularia auricula-judae
CS12 Auricularia auricula-judae
CS20 Auricularia auricula-judae
Pellis
Spores
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Auricularia auricula-judae (Bull.) Quél., 1886
Description: Small to medium sized fruiting body, growing on decaying branches and tree trunks in humid conditions, rounded to 'ear' shaped, gelatinous and rubbery in texture when wet but hardens and darkens on drying. Outer surface brown with a violaceous tint and a smooth felt-like surface, inner surface often wrinkled (like an ear-lobe) and paler in colour (greyish-brown).
Spores print (deposited from the inner surface): White.

Microscopy:
Pellis: Interwoven filaments with several erect hyphae (as transparent hairs) on upper surface.
Spores: Allantoid (sausage or banana shaped), hyaline, with central oil drop, inamyloid; 16.0-21.3µm x 5.7-8.6µm, Q=2.15-3.47, Qm=2.81
CS12 Wied il-Luq (7/12/09)
Pellis - upper felty layer with a lower interwoven layer
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CS12 Wied il-Luq (7/12/09)
CS20 Wied il-Luq (16/12/09)
Spores
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AURICULARIALES
Auriculariaceae