Anthracobia macrocystis

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Anthracobia macrocystis (Cooke) Boud. (illustrated life size) Cup 1–3mm across, shallowly disc-shaped then flattened, sessile; inner surface bright yellowish-orange, outer paler, dotted brown towards margin by fine, downy hairs. Spores 16–18Γ—7–8ΒΌ, oblong-ellipsoid, smooth, containing 2 oil drops. Asci 200Γ—15ΒΌ. Habitat in swarms on burnt ground; summer to autumn. Occasional. Not edible.

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