Ciboria amentacea

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Ciboria amentacea

21 February 2009 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Cup shaped, then flattened, pale brown, to about 1 cm across

Stem

Slender, equal, concolorous with the cap

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Late winter to spring

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

On fallen catkins from alder, hazel and willow

Microscopic Features

Spores spindle shaped to ellipsoidal, smooth (8-10) x (4.5-5.5) µm2. Asci eight spored. Paraphyses slender, swollen at the tips and extending slightly beyond the asci.

Edibility

Inedible

Additional Photographs

Ciboria amentacea

21 February 2009 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Ciboria amentacea

On hazel catkins. 3 April 2010 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin