Observation 135656: Cyathus stercoreus (Schwein.) De Toni
When: 2013-06-01
Collection location: Alva, Florida, USA [Click for map]

Notes: Found on aged cow dung in old growth oak hammock. SMOOTH on the inside of the “nest”.

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Recognized by sight: “Ecology: Saprobic; growing gregariously or in dense clusters on wood chips, organic debris (straw, sawdust, and so on), manured soil, or dung; summer and fall[…] it is just as likely to be found on wood chips or organic debris as on dung or manured soil. It has a shaggy and brownish outer surface, a black inner surface, and tiny blackish ‘eggs.’ It can be separated from the similar Cyathus striatus by its smooth, rather than lined, inner surface[…] Typically about 1 cm high and a little less than 1 cm wide at the top; goblet-shaped; outer surface brown to reddish brown, hairy and shaggy when young (but sometimes becoming smooth with age); inner surface smooth and shiny, dark brown to black; ‘lid’ typically whitish, soon disappearing” (Kuo, 2007).
Used references: Kuo, M. (2007, April). Cyathus stercoreus. Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/cyathus_stercoreus.html

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