Cedar Cup

Geopora sumneriana


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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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 30–37Γ—14Γ—16ΒΌ, ellipsoid-fusiform, containing 2 large oil drops. Asci 350ΒΌ long. Habitat under cedars; winter to late spring. Uncommon. Not edible.

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