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Auricularia mesenterica (Dicks.) Pers., Mycol. eur. (Erlanga) 1: 97 (1822)

Tremella violacea Relhan, Fl. Cantab.: 442 (1785)
Helvella mesenterica Dicks., Fasc. pl. crypt. Brit. (London) 1: 20 (1785)
Auricularia tremelloides Bull., Herb. Fr. (Paris) 7: tab. 290 (1787)
Auricularia corrugata Sowerby, Col. fig. Engl. Fung. Mushr. (London) 3: tab. 290 (1800)
Gyraria violacea (Relhan) Gray, Nat. Arr. Brit. Pl. (London) 1: 594 (1821)
Stereum mesentericum (Dicks.) Gray, Nat. Arr. Brit. Pl. (London) 1: 653 (1821)
Auricularia lobata Sommerf., Mag. Naturvididensk. 6: 295 (1826)

Habitat: On dead and decayed wood of deciduous trees and shrubs, often old stumps of Ulmus spp., or Fraxinus but also known on Acer campestre, Betula spp., Fagus, Ficus carica, Malus, Quercus, Salix spp., and Ulex europaeus. A single collection in herb. K supposedly on Taxus.

Notes: Common in England. Infrequently reported elsewhere but apparently widespread.

Distribution: E: c, S: !, W: !, NI: !, Other: Channel Islands: !

Vouchers: England: K(M) 33071; Scotland: K(M) 89079; Wales: K(M) 81846 (very old record); Other: Channel Islands: K(M) 81810

Descriptions, Lists & Icons:
D+I:, in Phillips, R., Mushrooms and other fungi of Great Britain & Europe: 288 pp. (1981), p. 263
D+I:, in Breitenbach, J., Kränzlin, F., Fungi of Switzerland Non gilled fungi, Heterobasidiomycetes, Aphyllophorales, Gasteromycetes 2: 412 pp. (1986), p. 54, pl. 8
D:, in Hansen, I. & Knudsen, H., Nordic Macromycetes Heterobasidioid, Aphyllophoroid and Gasteromycetoid Basidiomycetes, (Ed.: Lise Hansen & Henning Knudsen) 3: 444 pp. (1997), p. 97

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