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Cup fungus/ Local-Kundi



The cups vary in size ranging from 5 mm in diameter to 2 cm. This fungus is found here in the months of Feb-Mar-Apr. It is believed to appear out of the earth when lightening strikes the spores. It is harvested by the local villagers and sold at about rs 120/kg. It's made in to a local delicacy very dear to the people of Chamba.


Western Himalayas.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Cedar cup
Geopora sumneriana

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Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 7 years ago

But it tastes a little sour. :)

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 7 years ago

Nice,,, looks like Lychee,,

Harsha Singh
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Harsha Singh

Himachal Pradesh, India

Spotted on Mar 20, 2013
Submitted on Mar 20, 2013

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