Edible mushroom Auricularia auricula-judae ( “Judas Ear”) (Latin Auricularia auricula-judae.) – Mushroom family auriculariaceae.
Mushroom pickers really appreciate this fungus, since it is quite useful for the human body because of the amount of vitamins and minerals. People even gave a name to this beautiful mushroom – mushroom forest meat.
Often in the literature you can find instead auricularia name – “eyakulyariya uhovidnaya” – remember, this is directly related to the shape of a mushroom, it is really something like a strange ear, olive-brown. The diameter of the cap is fairly large – about 13-15 cm.
Meet the edible mushroom Auricularia auricula-judae you can often in Western Europe, America, in several regions of Ukraine and the European part of Russia. Auricularia auricula-judae prefers to grow on adult trees, in most cases it is oak, elder or maple.
Different names fungus Auricularia auricula-judae – Judas ear Hey mu er (black wood ear) kikurage (wood jellyfish), black fungus.