Auricularia cornea Ehrenb.

First published in Horae Phys. Berol.: 91 (1820)
This species is accepted
This species is found in Asia-Tropical, Uganda, Pacific, South America, North America, Australasia and China. It is used to treat mental disorders and for food.

Descriptions

Morphology
Solitary. Gregarious. Basidiome: 3.5–1 cm wide, gelatinous, rugose, substipitate to sessile, attached to the substrate from the corner or centre; margin undulate. Upper surface: densely pubescent, light brown, to dark brown. Hymenophore: brownish orange, to dark brown, ridges and veins present, veins lighter, brownish orange. Spore print: white. Spores: allantoid, smooth, hyaline, guttulate.
Conservation
Species proposed. Threats have been registered in Brazil due to the high deforestation of the Amazon rainforest.
Habit
Solitary. Gregarious.
Distribution
Global distribution. Altitude: 50 m a.s.l. Colombian departments: Chocó.
Ecology
Saprotroph. - Undefined saprotroph. Habitat/ecology: on damp old wood; in tropical forest.
[CFC]

Uses

Use Food Mushrooms
Part used: Basidiome. In Colombia there are no uses reported in this category. Reported as edible in Mexico.
Use Medicines Mental Disorders
Part used: Basidiome. In Colombia there are no uses reported in this category. Used as medicine in Mexico for anxiety and depression.
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Sources

  • Catalogue of Fungi of Colombia

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