Jelly Ear Fungus - Auricularia auricula-judae
Ear shaped, attached to the substrate by one edge, upper surface finely downy, lower surface smooth, pinkish brown, to about 8 cm across. The flesh is purple-brown, gelatinous, tough, becoming hard when dry.
On wood from deciduous trees and shrubs, favouring Elder
All year round
Common in Britain, although there are less records from West Wales and the far North.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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