Humaria hemisphaerica (Syn: Peziza hemisphaerica) (Kleine bruine bekerzwam (BE) / hairy fairy cup (EN) / Halbkugelige Borstenbecherling (DE) / Pézize hémisphérique (FR)) is a species of fungi in the family Pyronemataceae. Fruiting bodies typically measures 2 to 3 cm in diameter by 1 to 1.5 cm deep. The specific epithet referes to this very typical form: it is derived from the Latin word "hemisphaericum", meaning half a sphere. This mycorrhizal fungus is recognized by its white inner surface and hairy brown outer surface. The species grows solitary, scattered, or in groups on the ground or sometimes on rotten wood in wooded areas making it difficult to find when a lot of fallen autumn-leaves are on the ground.
Image: Schilde (BE) - 03/10/2010
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