Field Bird’s Nest

Cyathus olla


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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Field Bird’s Nest Cyathus olla (Batsch) Pers. (illustrated (h) life size) Fruit body 8–12mm across, 8–15mm high, trumpet-shaped; outer surface felty, yellowish-grey; inner silver-grey and smooth. Peridioles several silver-grey ‘eggs’. Spores ovate, 10–14×6–8¼; white to yellowish. Habitat on soil, twigs, and other organic debris; early spring to early winter. Frequent. Not edible.

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