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Tarzetta cupularis.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Fogacskás kehelygomba
Tarzetta cupularis 2 Mushroom
Ref No: 9486
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Tarzetta cupularis Mushroom
Ref No: 9487
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Grey to beige
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Cup shaped
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
flesh: Flesh granular or brittle
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Tarzetta cupularis (L. ex Fr.) Lamb. Fogacskás kehelygomba. Cup 1-2cm across, tightly cup-shaped even when mature, with an irregularly and finely toothed margin; inner surface pale gray-buff, outer surface appears lighter due to its covering of fine, pale down. Stem very slight or none. Asci 300 x 15µ, not blued by iodine. Spores broadly ellipsoid, smooth, containing 2 large oil drops, 19-21 x 13-15µ. Habitat on burned ground, damp soil, and moss in coniferous woods. Found in central and northern North America. Season June-September. Not edible.

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Amanda Felegie (United States) - 21 April 2015

Found several of these last October near a hole made from a fallen tree. In Ricketts Glen State Park Far off the trails (lower elevations)
Tarzetta cupularis
Tony Wharton (United Kingdom) - 26 October 2010

Photographed in Piper's Hill Wood, Worcestershire.
Tarzetta cupularis
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