NS3878 : Hare's Ear Fungus (Otidea onotica)

taken 11 years ago, near to Renton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Hare's Ear Fungus (Otidea onotica)
Hare's Ear Fungus (Otidea onotica)
This specimen was growing among mosses on an earthbank that flanks the upper end of a footpath through the woods. This location is usually in shade, but here the low winter sun is briefly shining through the translucent flesh of the fungus. Its irregular cup is 4-5 cm wide, is smoother on the inside than on the outside, and is attached to the soil by a short stalk.

This is an uncommon species, which occurs singly or in groups, growing on soil in woods.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 10 December, 2008   (more nearby)
Monday, 5 January, 2009
Geographical Context
Woodland, Forest 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3844 7828 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.2152N 4:35.4169W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3844 7828
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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