Auricularia cornea
(Mont.) Sacc.
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Description:
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Can be found under its new name of A. novozealandica though this has not caught on. Sometimes it is confused with one of the large Peziza species even though they don't share the same habitat. Peziza are found on the ground growing from organic material, while Auricularia cornea is found on standing wood.
Common name: Wood ear
Found: Native Forest
Substrate: Growing from wood
Spore: Transparent
Height: 50 - 150 mm
Width: 40 mm
Season: Any time after rain
Edible: Yes
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Macro images:
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Auricularia cornea
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Scale= 20 mm.
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Auricularia cornea
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Scale= 10 mm.
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Auricularia cornea
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Scale= 33 mm.
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Auricularia cornea
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Scale= 6.5 mm.
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Auricularia cornea
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Magnification= 400x
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