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Cheilymenia coprinaria

Cheilymenia coprinaria group

Description:

About 1mm wide these thiny cups are a specialist fungi on herbivore dung. Half cup shaped with minute, spiky hairs around the rim.

Habitat:

In a local state park forest with mostly short eucalyptus.

Notes:

phylum: Ascomycota
subphylum: Pezizomycotina
class: Pezizomycetes
order: Pezizales
family: Pyronemataceae

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Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on May 26, 2014
Submitted on May 27, 2014

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