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Bird's Nest Fungus

Cyathus helenae


A lovely, unique fungus! I would love to have the ID confirmed.

No species ID suggestions


Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 5 years ago

Perhaps, Small Wonders! I'm not completely sure of my own ID, but I'm somewhat inclined to say C. striatus for your spotting.

Small Wonders
Small Wonders 5 years ago

So maybe this is my unidentified fungus?

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 5 years ago

Thank you, Emma! I loved this interesting fungus, too!

Hema 5 years ago

Wow,what a thrilling and beautiful find!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 5 years ago

Aw, thank you gatorfellows for your kind words! I'm so glad you like my spottings. :) Thanks for the innumerable ID helps! :)

Thanks for looking into this, Chester. I first saw it a couple weeks back and it looked more like C. helenae. You can see it here:

chesterbperry 5 years ago

I am inclined to say C. striatus, the striations of C. helenae are fainter.

gatorfellows 5 years ago

Great finding this small treasure. Thanks for sharing this and your many t=other great spots. A belated congratulations on your number 2000 :)

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 5 years ago

Thank you very much, Lindsy! It does look like a wasp's nest!

Lindsy 5 years ago

This is incredible! It almost looks like part of a wasp's nest. Very cool!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 5 years ago

Thanks Auntie. :)

New York, USA

Lat: 42.34, Long: -74.00

Spotted on Feb 7, 2013
Submitted on Feb 9, 2013

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