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Orange cup

Melastiza chateri

Description:

Small saprophytic fungus 1-2 cm in diameter. Cup shaped ascomycota, order pezizales. Saucer-shaped and sessile, inner surface vermillion orange, outer paler, covered in minute, downy brown hairs especially near the margin. Habitat on bare sandy or gravelly soil. Season autumn to spring. Uncommon. Not edible. This European species appears all year as smooth, dull orange-red disks up to 15 mm in diameter on damp sandy soil.

Habitat:

Spotted in a Holm oak and cork oak forest. Parque Nacional de Monfragüe.

Notes:

Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/60 sec.; f/36; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 90.0 mm. Flash fired

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11 Comments

arlanda
arlanda 6 years ago

Gracias Isabela!

Isabela
Isabela 6 years ago

Más mérito todavía: mostrar esa belleza imperceptible a la vista.

arlanda
arlanda 6 years ago

Lastima que sean tan pequeñitas, casi no se veían!

Isabela
Isabela 6 years ago

¡Madre mía! Qué cosas tan bonitas tenemos y tan cerca!

arlanda
arlanda 6 years ago

Thanks António!

Beautiful and rare find Arlanda,very nice ,congrats and thanks for sharing

arlanda
arlanda 6 years ago

I thought it was the common eyelash cup, Scutellinia scutellata. But the dark hairs or "eyelashes" at the edge of the cup were too short. After a few hours searching I found that they are probably the more rare orange cups, Melastiza sp. probably M. chateri

arlanda
arlanda 6 years ago

Thanks Noel

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 6 years ago

Very nice series!

arlanda
arlanda 6 years ago

Thanks venusflytrap2000

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 6 years ago

very beautiful!

arlanda
Spotted by
arlanda

Torrejón el Rubio, Extremadura, Spain

Spotted on Feb 1, 2014
Submitted on Feb 26, 2014

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