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Nidula candida Mushroom
Ref No: 9321
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location: North America
fungus colour: White to cream, Brown
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Cup shaped
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
flesh: Mushroom slimy or sticky
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows on the ground, Grows on plant material/manure

Nidula candida (Pk.) White Fruit body a small cup containing tiny "eggs." Cup 5-15mm high, flared at the apex, outer surface scurfy; gray-brown to ochre; inner surface whitish, with a layer of mucilage in which the eggs (peridioles) lie. Eggs 1.5-2mm across; light brown; attached to the walls by a fine cord. Spores ellipsoid, 8- 10 x 4-6. Habitat in groups on old berry canes, rotten wood, or rich soil. Found in the Pacific Northwest, north to Alaska. Season June-October. Not edible.

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