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Middlebere egg

Observed: 22nd December 2011 By: outwardoutward’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensoutward’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens

Like a large broken egg. About 15 to 20 cm long.


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

Species interactions

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When I found something

When I found something similar I thought it might have been an old wasp nest or maybe a cup fungus until it was ID's as H. utriformis!

"Eventually, all that remains is the sterile cup-shaped base, which can sometimes hold water. This feature may have been the source of the specific epithet, as utrarius is Latin for ‘water carrier’." See http://eol.org/pages/11456525/details.