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.
- Auricularia auricula-judae, jelly ear
- Exidia nigricans, warlock’s butter
- 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.