Identification: Which bird's nest fungus is this?

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by paffka, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. paffka

    paffka Member

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    Took this during spring. Joined the forum after looking through my fungi pictures and remembering not knowing this specific one.

    It was taken in Cyprus. (Europe)

    It looks like the usual Crucibulum laeve but the 'eggs' are not white or whitish. They're silvery grey and the base of the cup darkens. They reappear in the same bit of of empty field year after year.

    http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/8541/birdnest5lb.jpg

    Well, any ideas?
     
  2. allelopath

    allelopath Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Harri Harmaja Active Member 10 Years

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    Cyathus olla.

    Cheers, Harri Harmaja
     
  4. NanaPlanta

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    Does anyone know if the fungi, Cyathus Olla or Cyathus Crucibulum, is toxic to wildlife (birds, squirrels, possums, skunks) and household pets such as cats and dogs? I'm just learning about this fungi discovered in my backyard mulched areas. Will they disappear or continue to flourish for most of the year (normal mushroom/fungi growth months)? Unsure if I need to get rid of them or just leave them alone. See the photos that I attached to my first post of September 5, 2006.
     

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