Jelly Ear (Auricularia auricula-judae)
The gelatinous and often ear-shaped A. auricula-judae (Auriculariales: Auriculariaceae) is a widespread and common species. It can be found on living or dead branches of a wide variety of hardwoods but especially those of Sambucus nigra, the Black Elder. The above example, one of a small group, was recently photographed at Ebernoe Common in West Sussex.
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