Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Auriculariales Family: Auriculariaceae
Species: Auricularia auricula-judae (Bull.) Wettst.
Synonyms: Auricularia auricula
Auricularia auricula-judae var. lactea
Exidia auricula-judae
Gyraria auricularis
Hirneola auricula
Hirneola auricula-judae
Hirneola auricula-judae var. lactea
Peziza auricula-judae
Tremella auricula
Tremella auricula-judae
Common Name: Jelly Ear

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Auricularia auricula-judaePhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Sambucus nigra (46)
Acer pseudoplatanus (16)
Fagus sylvatica (11)
Elder (3)
Betula (2)
Salix (2)
Acer campestre (2)
Prunus laurocerasus (1)
Ulmus (1)
Salix cinerea (1)
Aesculus hippocastanum (1)
Fraxinus excelsior (1)
Corylus avellana (1)
Berberis (1)
Rhododendron ponticum (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (15)
Woodland: mixed (14)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (11)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (8)
Woodland (6)
Woodland: broadleaved (5)
Parkland and scattered trees (4)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (4)
Built up area, domestic (3)
Scrub (3)
Woodland: mixed, plantation, high forest (3)
Improved grassland (2)
Marsh/marshy grassland (2)
Woodland: plantation (2)
Boundaries: defunct hedge (1)
Boundaries: defunct hedge, species-poor (1)
Boundaries: earth bank (1)
Bracken: continuous (1)
Built-up areas (1)
Grassland: acidic, unimproved, lowland (1)
Grassland: calcareous, lowland (1)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: broadleaved (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (1)
Scrub: dense/continuous (1)
Scrub: dense/continuous, neutral (1)
Scrub: scattered, neutral (1)
Strandline vegetation (1)
Woodland and scrub (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation, high forest (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural, high forest (1)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (1)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Acer pseudoplatanus (35)
Dead Wood (17)
Tree (12)
Castanea sativa (9)
wood (6)
Dead Branch (5)
Norway Maple (4)
Quercus rubra (4)
Twig (3)
Fallen Tree (2)
Log (2)
Dead Attached Branch (1)
Decorticated Wood (1)
Fallen log (1)
Soil Grassy (1)
Standing Dead Tree (1)
Stem (1)
stem, dead, fallen (1)
wood, standing (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (16)
February (12)
March (9)
April (10)
May (7)
June (4)
July (4)
August (13)
September (21)
October (51)
November (21)
December (10)