Definition of Ear fungus
1. Noun. Widely distributed edible fungus shaped like a human ear and growing on decaying wood.
Generic synonyms: Jelly Fungus
Group relationships: Auricularia, Genus Auricularia
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ear Fungus
Literary usage of Ear fungus
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1. Minnesota Plant Diseases by Edward Monroe Freeman (1905)
"The basidia usually cover a special area as they do in the common Jews' ear fungus. In the young basidium a fusion of elements similar to that in the young ..."
2. New Zealand: Her Commerce and Resources by Gildroy W. Griffin (1884)
"... found in the neighbourhood of Christchurch and Wellington, specimens of which were sent to the Vienna Exhibition under the name of Jew's- ear fungus ..."
3. Principles of Botany by Joseph Young Bergen, Bradley Moore Davis (1906)
"... and Tremellales), including the rather common Jew's-ear fungus, whose basidia become divided into four parts. In the Jew's-ear fungus the basidium ..."
4. Principles of Botany by Joseph Young Bergen, Bradley Moore Davis (1906)
"There are two small groups called the jelly fungi (orders Auricular ales and Tremellales), including the rather common Jew's-ear fungus, whose basidia ..."
5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1883)
"... drops there seems to be supplied something which makes the fundus of the auditory canal favourable to the growth of the ear-fungus, the aspergillus. ..."