Splash-cup Birds Nest Cyathus stercoreus (Schweinitz) De Toni    
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Agaricales   >   Family Agaricaceae   >   Genus Cyathus   

Status:

Found in groups on wood chips, manured soil, and dung.

Description:

Fruiting body: Interior shiny gray to blue-black, smooth, no vertical lines; Exterior red-brown, shaggy when young, smooth in age. Peridioles: Gray to black; each attached by a coiled cord. (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

There are 11 records in the project database.

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Splash-cup Birds Nest in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/6/2015). Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Splash-cup Birds Nest in Howard Co., Maryland (8/13/2009). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Splash-cup Birds Nest in Howard Co., Maryland (8/20/2017). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Splash-cup Birds Nest in Howard Co., Maryland (9/5/2017). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Splash-cup Birds Nest growing in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/3/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Splash-cup Birds Nest spores collected in Howard Co., Maryland (9/5/2017). Nearly round, smooth, thick-walled, hyaline; measured 20.5-27.0 X 18.6-23.9 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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