Gregarious. Cespitose. Basidiome: 4–13 cm wide, auriculiform to reniform, gelatinous, translucid brownish pink to reddish brown, substipitate. Superior surface: velutinous, with uplifted margin. Inferior surface: smooth to plicate. Transverse section with medullary layer.
This species has a subcosmopolitan distribution, found across the Americas, in Europe, Africa, SE Asia, Australia, and Oceania. In Colombia it occurs at altitudes between 200–2800 m. It is a saprotrophic species found on decaying wood, for instance in oak forest, tropical forest and in chagras. It is used to treat medical disorders and as food. Enzymes extracted from the mycelium have potential applications in decolourisation technology.
Hongo gelatinoso, Oreja de venado. Used by Uitoto people.
Species proposed. Threats have been recorded in Brazil in the Atlantic forest, considered a diversity hotspot.
Pantropics. Altitude: 200 – 2800 m a.s.l. Colombian departments: Antioquia, Amazonas, Boyacá, Caquetá, Cauca, Chocó, Cundinamarca, Norte de Santander, Quindío, Valle del Cauca.
Saprotroph. - Undefined saprotroph. Habitat/ecology: on wood in oak forest; on decaying wood; in tropical forest; in chagras.
Part used: Mycelium. Enzymes. This species has the ability to decolourise Azure B and Coomassie Blue in solid media, with potential application in decolourisation technology.
Part used: Basidiome. In Colombia used by Uitoto and other amazon indigenous people. Uitoto cook them in fish broth, with meat, maraca seeds and mafafa leaves.
Part used: Basidiome. Auricularia fuscosuccinea is used by rural communities in Pauna (Boyacá) where it is cooked and served with chili.
Part used: Basidiome. Reported as edible in a list of fungal species from the department of Valle del Cauca.
Part used: Basidiome. Reported as edible in Mexico.
UseMedicinesOther Medicinal Disorders
Part used: Basidiome. Used as medicine in Mexico for anxiety, fatigue, gastrointestinal disorders, as a febrifuge, for gout, as a purgative, for colds. In Colombia there are no uses reported in this category.