Observation 10270: Cyathus Haller

When: 2008-08-12

Collection location: Kinns Rd. Park, Clifton Park, New York, USA [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

Specimen available

Unknown stuff, grown in a tight cluster, not sure what it is. It was mostly black, with a green-grey edge and tones. Kinda like really small Craterellus.

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29% (1)
Recognized by sight
6% (2)
Recognized by sight: Your specimen is closest to Peziza badio-confusa, but much smaller and black. Probably still a Peziza, but would need more microscopic work to be sure.
Used references: Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms
72% (3)
Recognized by sight: I agree with Irene, these look like old Cyathus. It’s weird to think that the closest relative to birdnest fungi (at least Cyathus and Crucibulum) may be Cystoderma. See the name page for more details.

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By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2008-09-01 04:51:36 MDT (-0600)

Looks to me like old, empty, fruitbodies of Cyathus stercoreus or something, I can’t imagine any Peziza looking like that.

Created: 2008-08-31 23:31:28 MDT (-0600)
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