Auricular: The auricular (or Judas ear) is a blackish or red mushroom (Auriculariales family - Botanical name: Auricularia auricula judae), in the shape of a cup then a bell or "ear", half-gelatinous, half- cartilaginous, which grow in groups on old tree trunks. Originally eaten raw in salads, it is mainly found in Chinese noodle soups where it bears the name, in Chinese restaurants, of "black mushroom...
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