Stalked Hairy Fairy Cup Lachnum virgineum (Batsch) P. Karsten  Synonyms: Dasyscyphus virgineus, Lachnum virgineum.

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Scattered or clusters on hardwoods, especially oak. Fruiting body: Up to 1/8" [4mm]. Cup-shaped with tiny, thin stalk / may look crumpled. Fertile surface: White / grayish-cream. Infertile: White with white hairs. Most references list substrate as twigs and branches; all Howard County records were on logs or stumps (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 14 records in the project database.

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Stalked Hairy Fairy Cups in Howard Co., Maryland (12/13/2015). Determined by Jo and Bob Solem and verified by A. E. Bessette. Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Stalked Hairy Fairy Cups in Howard Co., Maryland (12/27/2015). Determined by Jo and Bob Solem and verified by A. E. Bessette. Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Stalked Hairy Fairy Cups in Howard Co., Maryland (2/25/2016). Determined by Jo and Bob Solem and verified by A. E. Bessette. Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Stalked Hairy Fairy Cup in Howard Co., Maryland (12/28/2019). Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Stalked Hairy Fairy Cup in Howard Co., Maryland (1/11/2020). Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Stalked Hairy Fairy Cup size comparison in Howard Co., Maryland (12/16/2015). Verified by A. E. Bessette. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Stalked Hairy Fairy Cup (Dasyscyphus virgineus) at Shad Landing, Worcester Co., Maryland (5/21/2013). Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

Stalked Hairy Fairy Cup in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/26/2018). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

Stalked Hairy Fairy Cup in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/26/2018). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

An unusual specimen of Stalked Hairy Fairy Cup with blue coloration in Howard Co., Maryland (1/10/2020). Within approximately one acre, observers found at least a dozen similar branches or small logs with typical white fruiting bodies. Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Stalked Hairy Fairy Cup spores in Howard Co., Maryland (2/25/2016). Verified by A. E. Bessette. Ellipsoid/fusiform, smooth, hyaline; measured 6.1-8.9 X 2.0-2.9 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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