Crucibulum laeve

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Crucibulum laeve

28 October Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Common Bird's Nest

Fruiting Body

Initially drum or urn shaped, sides whitish, upper surface scurfy, yellow to orange, becoming cup shaped and darkening with age, upper surface rupturing to expose a hollow interior containing a small number of grey seed like spore cases, or peridioles, to about 8 mm across

Flesh

Soft

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn to spring

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

On debris, such as twigs, dead bracken stems, leaves etc, often in large numbers

Microscopic Features

Spores ovoid, smooth (7-10) x (3-5) µm2

Edibility

Inedible

Additional Photographs

Crucibulum laeve

10 September 2008 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Crucibulum laeve

October 2004 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin