Observation 27215: Cyathus sect. Eucyathus

When: 2008-07-12

Collection location: Lago Agrio, Sucumbíos, Ecuador [Click for map]

Who: Danny Newman (myxomop)

No specimen available


Specimens were situated beneath test crates containing varying mixtures of Pleurotus spawn, substrate and crude oil (see http://mushroomobserver.org/58581). Some of the more oil-saturated crates would drip onto the mulch bed below, bringing these bird’s nest fungi into direct contact with liquid contaminant.

Collected for the Amazon Mycorenewal Project.

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Proposed Names

-29% (1)
Recognized by sight
29% (1)
Recognized by sight: another striate, hairy Cyathus, this one reportedly widely distributed throughout the tropics
Used references: Guzman, Gaston and M. Piepenbring. Los Hongos de Panama. Introduccion a la Identificacion de los Macroscopicos. 2011. pp. 89-90
29% (1)
Recognized by sight
58% (1)
Recognized by sight

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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-10-18 03:41:02 EDT (-0400)

C. striatus is a likely match. no flash, all natural light. just happened to be a sunny day.

edit 11/26/2012: C. striatus may or may not be strictly temperate. C. limbatus is a possibility.

C. striatus
By: good luck 2U (donaldjohnston)
2010-10-17 14:21:59 EDT (-0400)

They are very similar. The inside of the cup has a metallic reflectivity to it, but could be the result of a flash camera. The progression towards maturity looks identical.

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