Orange Eyelash Cup Scutellinia erinaceus (Schwein.) Kuntze  

Description:

Shallow, stalkless cup; inner (fertile) surface smooth, pale yellow when young to yellow-orange when old; margin and outer surface brown, covered with eyelash-like dark hairs; tiny (mostly to 1/8", 5mm) (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

Where to find:

Habitat: Dense groups on decayed hardwood.

There are 12 records in the project database.

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Orange Eyelash Cups in Howard Co., Maryland (10/1/2012). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Orange Eyelash Cups in Howard Co., Maryland (10/3/2012). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Orange Eyelash Cups in Howard Co., Maryland (9/26/2012). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Orange Eyelash Cup in Howard Co., Maryland (11/12/2018). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Ascus and spores from Orange Eyelash Cup in Howard Co., Maryland (11/12/2018). Ascus measured 290 X 16.4 microns. Spores: Ellipsoid, smooth, hyaline with several oil drops; measured 19.6-21.0 X 12.2-13.7 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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