Flower Database

Auricularia auricula-judae

Basic information
Flower Name
Auricularia auricula-judae
Formal Name
Auricularia auricula-judae
Alias
Jew's Ear, 木耳
Habitat
temperate regions around the world
Morph
Mushroom
Comment
Auricularia auricula-judae , Judas's Ear ,or kikurage (scientific name: Auricularia auricula-judae) is a mushroom in the family Auricularaceae, which is native to temperate regions around the world.
It has a blackish surface and a grayish back.
The trees are artificially planted on the logs that have been cut down.
It is used as a Chinese ingredient and has no taste, but is preferred for its chewiness.
There are also white kikurage mushrooms, which are used for desserts and other purposes.
One of the southern species of kikurage is the Aragonia polytricha).
There are also Tremella fuciformis and Tremella foliacea, both of which are white.
Common name: Auricularia auricula-judae, another name: Jew's ear, kikurage(Japanese)
Place of origin: temperate zones around the world, production: China, Japan, Korea,
environment: growing on moist raw wood,
Shape: indeterminate ear shape, color: blackish on the front, grayish on the back, size: 3-12 cm,
Edible:Yes, Taste:No taste but good texture, Usage:Ingredient in Chinese food,
Note: White jellyfish (white wood ear) is good for dessert.
Detailed information
Order
Auriculariales
Family
Auricularaceae
Genus
Auricularia
Species
A. auricula-judae
Flower type
Flower array
Petal shape
Leaf type
Leaf edge
Flowering place
Marsh
Color
Season
Height
3  ~ 12  [cm]
Diameter
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