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Cup fungi

Cookeina sp

Description:

A red fungus resembling a cup. Cookeina is a genus of cup fungi in the family Sarcoscyphaceae, members of which may be found in tropical and subtropical regions of the world.

Habitat:

This specimen was seen in the Peruvian Amazon. Species may be found on fallen branches of angiosperms, trunks, and sometimes on fruits.

Notes:

The Temuans of Peninsular Malaysia are reported to use certain species from this genus as food, and also as a bait for fishing, where it is rubbed against the hook.

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Cookeina sp


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37 Comments (1–25)

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 years ago

Thank you Victoria Shirley Photographyit it looks like a toilet plunger ha ha.

it looks like a toilet plunger! so cool!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Thank you Arlanda, Jeannette and Jonathan

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Thank you patiencefaye

Felicitaciones Don Luis....uno de mis géneros favoritos de hongos ...

arlanda
arlanda 7 years ago

Congratulations Luis

Jeannette
Jeannette 7 years ago

Congratulations :)

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Thank you Larry Graziano

patiencefaye
patiencefaye 7 years ago

beautiful.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Thank you cecihelper1

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 7 years ago

great spotting! well deserved SOTD Luis!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Gracias Sergio

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 7 years ago

¡Felicidades, Luis! Otro de sus grandes "spottings"

hg_williams3
hg_williams3 7 years ago

plunger fungi

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Thank you ceherzog and Gerardo for your comment

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Congratulations Luis this is a super spotting :):)

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Thank you tibiprada, Matthijs and Maria dB

ceherzog
ceherzog 7 years ago

Cograts! It's a beauty.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Thank you Leanne Gardner

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Thank you very much Yasser. I agree with you "let's help spread the word about conservation so we have the pleasure of encountering gems like these for generations to come. " People need to know what it is out there for an effective conservation.

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Congratulations, Luis!

Matthijs
Matthijs 7 years ago

Congratulations Luis! Great find!

tibiprada
tibiprada 7 years ago

Awesome spotting !

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 7 years ago

Congratulations Luis!

Atul
Atul 7 years ago

beautiful and congrats !

LuisStevens
Spotted by
LuisStevens

Indiana, Loreto, Peru

Lat: -3.43, Long: -72.87

Spotted on Sep 20, 2008
Submitted on Jul 6, 2012

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