Order Auriculariales

Kingdom: Fungi > Phylum: Basidiomycota > Class:  Agaricomycetes > Order: Auriculariales

These are the jelly fungi.  The banner is the jelly ear fungus. We have come across some splendid specimens on our walks.

Family Auriculariaceae

  1. Auricularia auricula-judae, jelly ear
  2. Exidia nigricans, warlock’s butter
  3. Exidia nucleata, crystal brain

The crystal brain was identified by the small white mineral inclusions, seen with a hand lens on site. They did not show up well in the photo however.