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Bird's-nest fungi

Crucibulum laeve

Description:

This species belongs to the order Nidulariales ( Basidiomycetes), It has been given the common name "bird-nest fungi." The little cups are about five millimeters in diameter, or about the size of the head of an eraser on a #2 pencil.

Habitat:

Found on some decaying wood on my small wooded lot. Old growth wooded lot, with some trees in excess of 200years of age. ( Shag Back Hickory)

Notes:

A BIG THANK YOU TO Small Wonders for the id of this fungi.

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4 Comments

williefromwi
williefromwi 7 years ago

Thanks Team Brinez2

Adam Braz tb2
Adam Braz tb2 7 years ago

Thats some pretty cool fungi.

williefromwi
williefromwi 7 years ago

Thanks Mayra, I found it an interesting all but very very small fungi

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 7 years ago

Wow!!!

williefromwi
Spotted by
williefromwi

Wisconsin, USA

Spotted on Aug 10, 2012
Submitted on Aug 14, 2012

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