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Bird's Nest Fungi

Cyathus sp.

Notes:

I found these in my vegie patch around an eggplant stem. They are only about 5mm across and the inside of the cup is silvery, almost like tin-foil (see shot 4). There is another fungi in this series - one on the right of shot 3 that looks like a cappuccino. I think the red-capped 'mushroom' in shots 4 & 5 might be one of the bird's nests that hasn't opened up yet.

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4 Comments

ulvalactuca77
ulvalactuca77 9 years ago

EXCELLENT! I just spotted something VERY similar to this on Sunday but have been lax to post as I didn't know the ID. This gives me a great starting point. Great spotting!

ShannaB
ShannaB 9 years ago

Thanks Arlanda, I think that's definitely the right family. And Sachin, yes, I find these very intriguing!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Very Interesting spotting, ShannaB

arlanda
arlanda 9 years ago

They are fungi. It looks like Cyathus striatus, the fluted bird's nest.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyathus_str...

ShannaB
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ShannaB

Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Mar 20, 2012
Submitted on Mar 20, 2012

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