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Spring hazel cup

Encoelia furfuracea


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.


Harpeth River state park, Tennessee.


Fuzzy brown fungus growing on decaying wood.

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AlexKonig 12 years ago
Spring Hazel Cup
Encoelia furfuracea (Roth) P. Karst. 1871 Spring Hazel Cup | Project Noah

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AlexKonig 12 years ago

:). mine were juveniles, yours look matured, maybe i will go back and look if mine are still there and how much they have changed.. And they were NOT sweaty !! :) [no problem , i know how you mean it]

KarenL 12 years ago

Thanks Alex!
I prefer your example though - the sweaty sock fungus!

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Fairview, Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Mar 7, 2012
Submitted on Mar 8, 2012

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