Anemone Cup

Dumontinia tuberosa


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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Anemone Cup Dumontinia tuberosa (Bull.) L. M. Kohn syn. Sclerotinia tuberosa (Hedw.) Fuckel (illustrated 50% life size) Cup 1–3cm across, initially deeply cup-shaped then expanding; inner surface tan to chestnut-brown, outer similarly coloured or paler, smooth. Stem up to 10cm long; brown; smooth. Spores 12–17Γ—6–9ΒΌ, elliptical, smooth, 1 small oil drop at either end. Asci 170Γ—10ΒΌ. Habitat from large black sclerotia on old tubers of Anemone, occasionally Ranunculus; early spring. Rare but probably often overlooked. Not edible.

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