Jelly Ear

Auricularia auricula-judae

Have a look for jelly ear on the Ghanaian tree roots of the Ghost Forest then have a touch. Not only does it look like an ear, it feels like one. This strange looking fungus is normally found on elder Sambucus nigra trees.

Its historical names of Fungi Sambuci and Judas Ear reflect this link – William Shakespeare recounts in his Loves Labours Lost that ‘Judas Iscariot’ was hanged on an elder tree.

  • The Dahoma tree root, part of the Ghost Forest

    Ghost Forest

    This display of tropical tree roots is one of the most significant environmental art installations to come to Wales