a small cup fungusm, an ascomycete, on dead branches of brambles (Rubus fruticosus).
Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!
Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.
No interactions present.
the scale at the bottom left has 1mm bars.
Is 'little white fairy cups' the NZ name as opposed to 'snowy disco' which appears to be the uk name?
Beautiful photograph! What camera and lens are you using?
Mike - the name 'little white fairy cups' was my cynical swipe at silly common names. I made it up on the spur of the moment. It comes as no surprise at all to find it actually does have a similar 'real' silly name in the UK.
Jenny - I use either an Olympus SZX7 dissecting scope with a ring fibre-light (which this picture is), or a Nikon D80 with the AF-S Micro Nikkor 105mm on a copy stand. In either case I am usually using multi-image focal depth reconstruction, either using Mike Hadley's CombineZ software (Google it) or the macro in Adobe Photoshop CS4. Don't bother with Automontage which is both expensive and bad.
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