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bird's nest fungi


Mottled, light gray to brown fungi, 5-10mm diameter.


On north-facing side of ridge above leeward tropical valley.


Spotted growing out of a rotting wiliwili (Erythrina sandwicensis) log. The bowl or cup shape is evocative of bromelia, though obviously this spotting is not of that genus.

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Allen Hoof
Allen Hoof 10 years ago

Thanks for the lead, Mark. Going with the odds, I think I spotted Cyathus sp., but I can't be sure which one. There are reportedly eleven bird's nest fungus species in Hawaii. Ten are Cyathus sp.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

Here's a great key if you want to search species...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

Bird's nest fungi - Nidulariaceae

Allen Hoof
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Allen Hoof

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Mar 9, 2014
Submitted on Mar 9, 2014

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