Humaria hemisphaerica (NL: Kleine bruine bekerzwam / EN: Hairy fairy cup, Brown-haired fairy cup / DE: Halbkugeliger Borstenbecherling / FR: Humaria hemisphaerica) is a species of fungi in the family Pyronemataceae. This mycorrhizal fungus is recognized by its white inner surface and hairy brown outer surface. The specific epithet is derived from the Latin word hemisphaericum, meaning half a sphere. The fruiting bodies are initially spherical and expand to become cuplike at the fungus matures. This species typically does not have a stipe―when it does, it is present as a small abrupt base. The inner surface of the fruiting body (the hymenium) is white, while the outer hairy surface is brown and covered with brown hairs that taper to a sharp point.
Image: Brecht (BE) – 27/11/2012
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