Observation 35240: Urnula craterium (Schwein.) Fr.

When: 2010-04-03

Collection location: Rock Bridge State Park, Columbia, Missouri, USA [Click for map]

Who: Anthony Zukoff (coastlander)

No specimen available

Observed several examples of this fungus growing on fallen branches below red cedar trees.
The long stalk seemed interesting. There were other specimens, extremely abundant, growing in tight clusters at the base of the cedar trees. These fungi did not have the long stalks, I have included them as a separate observation.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:57:29 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Rock Bridge State Park, Boone Co., Missouri USA’ to ‘Rock Bridge State Park, Columbia, Missouri, USA

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By: Anthony Zukoff (coastlander)
2010-04-06 06:37:20 PDT (-0700)

It seems one big difference between U. craterium and P. nannfeldtii (per Arora) is habitat. Urnula grows on/near hardwood sticks/logs, P. nanfeldtii grows under conifers.

By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2010-04-05 10:10:23 PDT (-0700)

what is the difference between these species?

By: Anthony Zukoff (coastlander)
2010-04-04 10:05:06 PDT (-0700)

That Plectania looks like a match to me.

I first thought U. craterium…the spot these were growing in threw me off, always under/against cedar, and I always see U. craterium listed as growing on hardwood logs, branches, etc. We did see several good examples of U. craterium out there as well.

Hi Anthony see this!
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2010-04-04 07:42:09 PDT (-0700)

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