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Fleshy Cup Fungus

Aleurina ferruginea

Description:

Fleshy olive brown fleshy cups with a warty exteriors . Inner surfaces were smooth and shiny.The largest of these cups were about 10 mm wide.

Habitat:

Seen studded in damp compacted soil with moss and lichen along a walking track - Dandenong National Park

Notes:

These fruiting bodies belong in the Phylum Ascomycota where the spores are produced in elongated or sacs called asci. They are mostly terrestrial.

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Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jun 10, 2020
Submitted on Jun 11, 2020

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