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Fuckel Cup

Ciboria amentacea (Balb.) Fuckel 1870


Ciboria amentacea (Balbis ex Fr.) Fuckel Cup 0.5–1cm across, cup-shaped or more shallow, especially with age, inner surface light brown, outer similarly coloured and smooth, attached to the substrate by a slender light brown stalk up to 3cm long. Asci 135×9µ. Spores ellipsoid, 7.5–10.5×4.5–6µ. Habitat on fallen alder or willow male catkins. Season early spring. Occasional. Not edible. Found In Europe.


location: Europe edibility: Inedible fungus colour: Grey to beige normal size: Less than 5cm cap type: Cup shaped stem type: Simple stem spore colour: White, cream or yellowish habitat: Grows on the ground ( )


Species Ciboria amentacea Cap Cup shaped, then flattened, pale brown, to about 1 cm across Stem Slender, equal, concolorous with the cap Smell Indistinct Taste Indistinct Season Late winter to spring Distribution Frequent Habitat On fallen catkins from alder, hazel and willow Microscopic Features Spores spindle shaped to ellipsoidal, smooth (8-10) x (4.5-5.5) µm2. Asci eight spored. Paraphyses slender, swollen at the tips and extending slightly beyond the asci. Edibility Inedible ( ), ( ), ( )-- (for size , compare it with the moss, it is common, many people should be familiar with the size of this moss)

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AlexKonig 12 years ago

btw: thanks arlanda -> :)

LarsKorb 12 years ago

lol! 500m in 2h...did you have snail escorts overtaking you after 1h totally bored? :)
But serious - great pays obviously well.

AlexKonig 12 years ago

no that just not, but eagle eyes, patience (500m in 2h- looking everywhere) and its fortunately me: that i'm also short!! :)

LarsKorb 12 years ago

eagle eyed...are you crawling on your outdoor trips, Alex? :)

AlexKonig 12 years ago

on the 3 piture complet to the right, the dark ball on a stalk is an old specimen, they get dark at the cup and the cup almost closed, looked like a round ripe olive.

arlanda 12 years ago

nice spotting Alex

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Heerlen, Limburg, Netherlands

Spotted on Feb 25, 2012
Submitted on Feb 26, 2012

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