Cedar Cup

Geopora sumneriana

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Cedar Cup Geopora sumneriana (Cooke) M. Torre syn. Sepultaria sumneriana (Cooke) Massee (illustrated 45% life size) Cup 4–7cm across, initially a hollow sphere just below soil surface, later breaking through, splitting into several recurring lobes, exposing the pale yellowish interior; exterior brownish, densely covered in dark hairs. Flesh white; thick, brittle. Spores 30–37×14×16¼, ellipsoid-fusiform, containing 2 large oil drops. Asci 350¼ long. Habitat under cedars; winter to late spring. Uncommon. Not edible.