INDIANA MUSHROOMS
              Scutellinia scutellata
Scutellinia scutellata
Scutellinia scutellata
The specimens pictured above are approximately
5 mm in diameter; about a quarter inch.
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Scutellinia scutellata
Scutellinia scutellata
Scutellinia scutellata
The eyelash cup.  This tiny sac fungus often grows in clusters
on well rotted wood
. Found throughout the mushroom season.
The bare upper surface is where spores are produced.
The outer surface is covered with fine hairs that
probably provide protection from debris and/or insects.