Observation 186944: Cyathus striatus (Huds.) Willd.
When: 2014-11-01
Who: zaca
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Growing on a fallen branch of a chestnut.

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Used references: Arora, Mushroos Demystified. 2nd photo shows tufted hairs on nest exterior; dark charcoal thick-walled interior.

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Thanks, Danny, for the warning …
By: zaca
2015-07-22 15:40:52 CDT (-0400)

but, in spite of all you wrote is true you have to understand that my country is much smaller than many states in US and thus one cannot expect such diversity; Surely, one can reject species that cannot exist here.

Tuberale and Zaca
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-07-21 23:49:31 CDT (-0400)

You’ll want a copy of Brodie’s “The Bird’s Nest Fungi” if you want to really get to the bottom of these. Their taxonomy is complicated by any standard. Pay particular attention to groups VI (C. poeppigii) and VII (C. striatus), which is Brodie’s interpretation of Tulasne’s Eucyathus and Olla sectional grouping from 1844. Together, they contain roughly 20 species, all of whom possess peridia which are some degree of striate (internally and/or externally) and hairy.

As the book was published in 1975, you’ll also need to consider whatever Cyathus revelations and revisions have come about in the past 40 years, including, but not limited to, the description of new species since the time of Brodie’s book.

Suffice it to say, Mushrooms Demystified will, as usual, only get us so far.

By: zaca
2015-07-21 11:18:33 CDT (-0400)

belong to the same group, characterized by having plicate internal peridia, hairy to shaggy outer peridia, and mostly elliptical spores.
Cyathus helenae is a North American species, to my knowledge it doesn’t exist in Europe!

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