Observation 27628: Cudonia circinans (Pers.) Fr.

These were growing in Sitka spruce debris. Caps were less than 2 cm across.

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Crinipellis piceae
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2009-11-05 20:49:35 PST (-0800)

In the background of the first photo (#36006) it looks like three fruiting bodies of Crinipellis piceae.

By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-11-05 08:02:48 PST (-0800)

According to


it’s gyromitrin, and other Google hits for “cudonia toxin” seem to indicate it’s C. circinans in particular that’s toxic, though I wouldn’t trust anything from the genus at this point.

I do not know which poison they contain, but they are extremely poisonous, yes.
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-11-05 07:45:26 PST (-0800)
What, Cudonias?
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-11-05 07:40:27 PST (-0800)

Do they contain gyromitrin or something?

You guys out there know that this little brats are deadly poisonous?
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-11-05 07:16:08 PST (-0800)

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