Taxonomy

Auricularia cornea (Ehrenb. ex Fr.) Ehrenb. ex Endl.

Red List Status -


Description

Fruiting body: ear shaped; substipitate; tough cartilaginous, up to 100 mm diameter by 1 - 2 mm thick.

Upper surface: pileus densely covered with hyaline hairs, some in tufts; mouse grey to olive brown.

Lower surface (hymenium): smooth; gelatinous; opaque.

Spores: allantoid; 14 - 16 × 5 - 6 µm.

Notes: this species is characterised by the ear shaped fruiting bodies with contrasting grey brown hairy upper surface and smooth gelatinous lower surface.



Geographical distribution