Common Eyelash

Scutellinia scutellata

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Common Eyelash Scutellinia scutellata (L.) Lambotte (illustrated 45% life size) Cup 0.2–1cm across, shallowly disc-shaped; inner surface bright orange-red, outer pale brown, covered in stiff, dark brown or black hairs up to 1,000¼ long and 40¼ wide towards the forked, rooting bases, narrowing towards the pointed apices, septate, visible without a lens as distinct ‘eyelashes’ at the margin. Spores 18–19×10–12¼, elliptical, roughened, containing several small oil drops. Asci 300×25¼. Habitat on damp soil or rotten wood; late spring to late autumn. Common. Not edible.