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Scutellinia scutellata.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Common Eyelash, Sörtés csészegomba
Scutellinia scutellata Mushroom
Ref No: 8902
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Scutellinia scutellata2 Mushroom
Ref No: 8903
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Red or redish or pink, 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 the ground, Grows on wood

Scutellinia scutellata (L. ex St. Amans) Lamb. Common Eyelash Sörtés csészegomba. Cup 0.2–1cm across, shallowly disc-shaped, inner surface bright orange-red, outer pale brown covered in stiff dark brown or black hairs up to 1,000µ long and 40µ wide towards the forked, rooting bases, narrowing towards the pointed apices, septate; visible without a lens as distinct ‘eyelashed’ rimming the margin. Asci 300 x 25µ. Spores elliptical and with a roughened exterior, containing several small oil droplets, 18–19 x 10–12µ. Habitat on damp soil or rotten wood. Season late spring to late autumn. Common. Not edible. Distribution, America and Europe.

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Kristina Trott (United States) - 15 January 2016

Found on log half buried in pond-side mud
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Amanda Felegie (United States) - 21 April 2015

Found these early October '14 In Ricketts Glen State Park They were in several places along the falls trail.
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Tony Wharton (United Kingdom) - 26 October 2010

Photographed at Orielton Field Centre, Pembrokeshire.
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