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Fluted Bird's Nest Fungus

Cyathus striatus

Description:

Very small fungus. Hairy outer with a ridged cup. Grayish-white eggs. Emerges egg shaped, tan and textured, then grows to a cup shaped fungus. The cups are covered by a cap, initially. Once the cap opens, the tiny flat, rounded eggs can be seen. When water falls on the cups, the eggs are ejected out to help spread the fungus.

Habitat:

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Growing in mulch within the gardens.

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ForestDragon
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ForestDragon

Henrico, Virginia, United States

Spotted on Sep 3, 2016
Submitted on Dec 30, 2020

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