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Cyathus striatus

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 2 December 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Cyathus striatus (NL: Gestreept nestzwammetje / EN: Fluted bird’s nest, Splash cup / DE: Gestreifter Teuerling / FR: Cyathe strié) is a common saprobic bird's nest fungus with a widespread distribution throughout temperate regions of the world. This fungus resembles a miniature bird's nest with numerous tiny "eggs"; the eggs, or peridioles, are actually lens-shaped bodies that contain spores. C. striatus can be distinguished from most other bird's nest fungi by its hairy exterior and grooved (striated) inner walls. Although most frequently found growing on dead wood in open forests, it also grows on wood chip mulch in urban areas. The fruiting bodies are encountered from summer until early winter. The color and size of this species can vary somewhat, but they are typically less than a centimeter wide and tall, and grey or brown in color. Another common name given to C. striatus, splash cups, alludes to the method of spore dispersal: the sides of the cup are angled such that falling drops of water can dislodge the peridioles and eject them from the cup. The specific epithet is derived from the Latin stria, meaning "with fine ridges or grooves"

Image: Zoersel (BE) – 01/10/2012

Canon EOS 400D 1/20 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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christine from schoten, Belgium

Dit vinden en zo mooi kunnen vastleggen is een magisch moment ...

2 Dec 2012 8:53pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

woooow!
very nice & wonderful!!!!
so beautiful focus, colors & lights!
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Thank you so much for a very good description.

2 Dec 2012 9:13pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/20 second
F/5.6
ISO 200
150 mm

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