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Bird's Nest Fungi

Family Nidulariaceae


About 1cm across, growing in the mulch

1 Species ID Suggestions

MrsPbio 5 years ago
Bird's Nest Fungi
Family Nidulariaceae Nidulariaceae

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EduHerNav 5 years ago

I think this is a Cyathus species

Ruby 5 years ago

Cool, thanks! I had never seen it before

MrsPbio 5 years ago

This is called "bird's nest fungi". For obvious reasons. :) It's a fascinating little fungi, and I love finding it, usually on older mulch, like yours. Those little black disks inside the "nests" contain the spores. When a rain-drop hits it, the spores are splashed out.

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North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Aug 4, 2015
Submitted on Aug 4, 2015

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