Three families are represented in this order: Auriculariaceae, the Exidiaceae and the Hayaloraceae. Most species in this order are gelatinous. They shrivel up in dry weather, but once it rains the water revives them and they continue sporulating.

To see enlarged photo versions of each fungus represented in th families within the Auriculariales Order, click on the first photo and then click on the textual links above each photo to get to the next one.