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Eyelash Cup

Scutellinia sp.


Tiny orange cup fungi that were 1-5mm in size. The outer edges of the fruiting bodies were covered with long, dark hairs that resemble eyelashes. There were a couple dozen growing in small clusters.


Growing on rotting wood in a mostly deciduous forest.


Maybe Scutellinia scutellata?

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Christine Y.
Christine Y. 3 years ago

Thanks, they were fantastic, even though they were so very tiny! The color popped right out.

BlueOriole 3 years ago


Christine Y.
Christine Y. 3 years ago

Thank you harrydangar98.

Wilksk 3 years ago


Wilksk 3 years ago


Christine Y.
Christine Y. 3 years ago

Thanks Lisa, it was on mine as well. Check all the rotting logs that you come across, lol.

flowntheloop 3 years ago

Beautiful! This fungus is definitely on my bucket list :)

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 3 years ago

Thanks. I had been searching specifically for this cup fungi on this hike, and was about to give up when I finally found it. Quite a few of them were in the 5mm range, which is the large compared to what I've found in the past.

maplemoth662 3 years ago

An unusual fungi....A very pretty fungi...

Christine Y.
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Christine Y.

Connecticut, USA

Spotted on Oct 1, 2017
Submitted on Oct 1, 2017

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