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Spring Hazel Cup

Encoelia furfuracea (Roth) P. Karst. 1871


Encoelia furfuracea Spring Hazel Cup (Roth) P.Karst. Orange-brown cups with a pale creamy warty outer surface up to 15mm across opening to form irregular cups, often bunched together in clusters. Asci eight spored 90-100x6µ asco spores smooth, cylindrical 9-11x2µ. Found in mid winter through to spring, on Hazel and Alder. Europe and North America. Inedible ( )


location: North America, Europe edibility: Inedible fungus colour: Brown, Orange normal size: Less than 5cm cap type: Cup shaped stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent spore colour: White, cream or yellowish habitat: Grows on wood -status: rare ( ), ( )


some specimen are so closed,almost as weren't they ever open., i don't recognized them on the location , few (1-3) specimen were open as a cup and the inner surface was dark,smooth. The most specimen were, as a coffee-bean, on them were no sign, that they should/would be once open (as on the picture with the arrow specially marked).

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AlexKonig 12 years ago

corrected the id !!

LarsKorb 12 years ago

My first thought was: Uh? Some squad lost their berets... ^^

AlexKonig 12 years ago

on the location, was my first thought: ready coffee-bean from the tree ???? :)

KarenL 12 years ago

I had to do a double take on the thumbnail - at first glance this looked like an old discarded sock!

AlexKonig 12 years ago

thanks, lars.

LarsKorb 12 years ago

Well described - nice info, Alex.

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Heerlen, Limburg, Netherlands

Spotted on Feb 22, 2012
Submitted on Feb 23, 2012

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