Appreciation: Jelly / Jew's Ear Fungus {Auricularia auricula judae}

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  1. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    It's been a difficult year for fungi here in Southern England. So very dry for months and very few have shown up in our woods.
    But now we have lots of rain and it's mild, so the fungi is making an appearance.

    Took these photos a few minutes ago whilst out for our walk.
    Jelly / Jew's Ear Fungus {Auricularia auricula judae}
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    True : from I I found in my garden a couple of days ago (species unknown to me), I think it would be worth a walk in the woods :

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Possibly the Mycena rosea Rosy bonnet.
     
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    allelopath Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    @Acerholic: What species of tree(s) does AAJ grow on there?
    Here in northern NM, USA, the conditions for their growth are very specific:
    Downed Ponderosa pine at a certain stage of decomposition near a stream.
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    This one is on a very old and decaying Holly tree.
     
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Though " Mycena rosea " is a good guess, it's hard to be sure. These grew under a Wisteria, with "flowering apples" on the side, and various potted maples.

    "Potting soil" can sometimes carry fungi/mushrooms : I didn't have the opportunity to take photos, but there's a Crassula ovata from cutting that is now where my mother lives. I spotted a mushroom in the pot that I had never seen before. I think it came from horse manure used to make the compost. I found it on a Swiss site :

    carpophore.ch - Guépinie en helvelle, guépinie rousse, oreille de veau
     

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