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Auricularia polytricha

Synonyms:
Cloud Ear Fungus, Judas' Ear, Wood Ear
Cloud_ear_fungus (Wikipedia)

Cloud ear fungus
Auricularia polytricha.jpg
Cloud ear fungus
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A. polytricha
Binomial name
Auricularia polytricha
Auricularia polytricha
View the Mycomorphbox template that generates the following list
smooth hymenium
no distinct cap
hymenium attachment is irregular or not applicable
lacks a stipe
spore print is white
ecology is saprotrophic
edibility: choice

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.

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