| Scutellinia scutellata
|The specimens pictured above are approximately
5 mm in diameter; about a quarter inch.
|Fungus of the Month at
Tom Volk's Fungi
|The eyelash cup. This tiny sac fungus often grows in clusters on well rotted
wood, also on soil. Found throughout the mushroom season. There are
many species of Scutellinia that are separated by microscopic details.
|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.
|Scutellinia sp. on soil.
|Asci and paraphyses