genus Auricularia

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Noun1.genus Auricularia - type genus of the Auriculariaceae
fungus genus - includes lichen genera
Auriculariaceae, family Auriculariaceae - fungi having gelatinous sporophores
Auricularia auricula, ear fungus, Jew's-ear, Jew's-ears - widely distributed edible fungus shaped like a human ear and growing on decaying wood
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Fruiting bodies of the genus Auricularia are waxy and resemble human ears in shape and are gelatinous to leathery and the color ranges from purplish brown to black (Chang and Miles, 2004; Schenk and Dudley, 1999).