White-egg Bird's Nest Fungus Crucibulum laeve (Hudson) Kambly    
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Agaricales   >   Family Agaricaceae   >   Genus Crucibulum   

Status:

Usually found in groups on wood chips, twigs, or woody debris.

Description:

Fruiting body: Exterior is hairy, yellow-orange; initially a cap is present. Interior: Whitish, smooth, unlined. Peridioles: White, flattened, more like seeds than eggs in appearance; each is attached to the fruiting body by a tiny coiled cord. (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

There are 102 records in the project database.

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White-egg Bird's Nest Fungus (fruiting bodies at different stages) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/25/2011). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

White-egg Bird's Nest Fungus in Frederick Co., Maryland (1/3/2020). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

White-egg Bird's Nest Fungus ("eggs") in Howard Co., Maryland (6/17/2011). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

White-egg Bird's Nest Fungus in Baltimore Co., Maryland (11/18/2018). Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

White-egg Bird's Nest Fungus in Howard Co., Maryland (7/31/2013). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

White-egg Bird's Nest Fungus in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/15/2020). (c) Serenella Linares, all rights reserved. Photo by Serenella Linares via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

White-egg Bird's Nest Fungus in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/15/2020). (c) Serenella Linares, all rights reserved. Photo by Serenella Linares via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

White-egg Bird's Nest Fungus in Howard Co., Maryland (8/5/2020). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

White-egg Bird's Nest Fungus in Frederick Co., Maryland (1/3/2020). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

White-egg Bird's Nest Fungus in Baltimore City, Maryland (11/13/2020). (c) Alice Thompson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by maraboustork via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

White-egg Bird's Nest Fungus in Howard Co., Maryland (8/5/2020). (c) smuller, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

White-egg Bird's Nest Fungus (immature fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (7/29/2016). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

White-egg Bird's Nest Fungus in Allegany Co., Maryland (3/21/2020). Photo by Mark Eanes. (MBP list)

White-egg Bird's Nest Fungus in Allegany Co., Maryland (7/15/2013). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

White-egg Bird's Nest Fungus (exterior of fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/2/2010). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

White-egg Bird's Nest Fungus in Howard Co., Maryland (7/31/2013). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

White-egg Bird's Nest Fungus in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/26/2015). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

White-egg Bird's Nest Fungus growing in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/14/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

White-egg Bird's Nest Fungus in Carroll Co., Maryland (9/11/2020). Photo by Barbara Speckart. (MBP list)

White-egg Bird's Nest Fungus in Baltimore Co., Maryland (12/3/2019). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

White-egg Bird's Nest Fungus in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/8/2017). Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

White-egg Bird's Nest Fungus spores collected in Howard Co., Maryland (7/29/2016).Oval, smooth, hyaline; measured 8.7-10.1 [12.6] X 4.2-4.7 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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