| Auricularia americana
|To show the need for scientific names, some of the many
common names of this fungus are wood ear, tree ear,
jelly ear, Judas' ear and cloud ear. Edible and used
frequently in Asian cuisine, especially with soups; adds a
textural and nutritional component, as it lacks flavor.
Formerly known as Auricularia auricula-judae, a European
species whose name we borrowed for a hundred years.
|Fungus of the Month at
Tom Volk's Fungi.