Mushroom Lady's picture

Cup fungus

Observed: 27th March 2011 By: Mushroom LadyMushroom Lady’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMushroom Lady’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMushroom Lady’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMushroom Lady’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Description:

Delicate cup fungus up to 1.5 cm diameter at this stage of development, growing in mossy grassland between a path and a wet ditch.

Identifications

Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Mushroom Lady's picture

I looked at G. carbonaria and

I looked at G. carbonaria and thought it unlikely since it was not found on burnt ground, and it seems to occur in summer to autumn. These were photographed today.

Mushroom Lady

flaxton's picture

I chose that over other

I chose that over other stalked cup shaped species because of the size. There are a couple of Tarzetta but according to my literature they are much smaller.

Mushroom Lady's picture

Yes, I've looked at the

Yes, I've looked at the Tarzetta too, and sent a copy of the photos to one of our leading local experts. He said if he had time he might visit the site and see if he could get a specimen to examine microscopically. I'll keep you updated if he comes up with anything.

Mushroom Lady