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Cups and Discs Fungi Gallery

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Bird's Nest Fungus - Cyathus sp. Photo by Elaine Mc Donald.
Bird's Nest Fungus - Cyathus sp. Photo by Elaine Mc Donald.

Photo by Elaine Mc Donald.

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Bird's Nest Fungus - Cyathus sp. Photo by Elaine Mc Donald.
Bird's Nest Fungus - Cyathus sp. Photo by Elaine Mc Donald.

Small fungi that are found on well rotted wood, mulch and even dung. Spore dispersal occurs when raindrops hit them. Photo by Elaine McDonald.

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Ascocoryne sarcoides
Ascocoryne sarcoides

Jelly-like purple pink discs to around 20mm across found growing in groups on dead logs in wet sclerophyll forest. Found all year round. Photo by Beth Heap.

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Lanzia lanaripes
Lanzia lanaripes

This fungus looks like a tack and is usually greenish black to blackish brown and around 1cm in diameter on wood. Photo by Andrei Nikulinsky.

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Lanzia lanaripes
Lanzia lanaripes

This fungus looks like a tack and is usually greenish black to blackish brown and around 1cm in diameter on wood. Photo by Charlie Price.

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Anthracobia muelleri
Anthracobia muelleri

Usually found on burnt ground, these Small orange discs are approx. 2-4mm across. The discs have short-brown hairs clumped to form wart-like bunches around the edge (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Charlie Price.

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Anthracobia muelleri
Anthracobia muelleri

Usually found on burnt ground, these Small orange discs are approx. 2-4mm across. The discs have short-brown hairs clumped to form wart-like bunches around the edge (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Charlie Price.

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Cheilymenia coprinaria
Cheilymenia coprinaria

This small fungus is found on dung. The small orange cushion-like forms mature into 2-5mm shallow cups or flat discs. If you have a 10X hand lens you may be able to see the fine hairs that line the edge of the discs. Photo by Charlie Price.

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Hypocrea gelatinosa
Hypocrea gelatinosa

Found on wood, forms green-yellow gelatinous fruitbodies (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Rob Dean.

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Poronia erici
Poronia erici

Small macropod dung inhabiting fungus, up to 1cm across.

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Poronia erici
Poronia erici

Small macropod dung inhabiting fungus, up to 1cm across.

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Tarzetta jafneospora Photo by Herman Anderson.
Tarzetta jafneospora Photo by Herman Anderson.

Tarzetta jafneospora Photo by Herman Anderson.

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Tarzetta jafneospora photo by Genevieve Gates
Tarzetta jafneospora photo by Genevieve Gates

Tarzetta jafneospora photo by Genevieve Gates

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Tarzetta jafneospora Photo by Herman Anderson.
Tarzetta jafneospora Photo by Herman Anderson.

Small (1cm wide) cup with scurfy outer surface which grows in soil. Usually has a small stipe (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Herman Anderson.

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Plectania platensis Photo by Herman Anderson.
Plectania platensis Photo by Herman Anderson.

Small black cups (1-2cm across) with furrowed stipe, grows on eucalyptus twigs (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Herman Anderson.

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Pseudoplectania tasmanica Photo by Charlie Price.
Pseudoplectania tasmanica Photo by Charlie Price.

Tiny black cups (3-10mm across) growing on moss or roots of living trees (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Charlie Price.

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Peziza vesiculosa
Peziza vesiculosa

Light brown cups to approx. 10cm across, with inrolled margin. Grows on wood, woodchips, humus or decaying plant material (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Heather Elson.

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Peziza vesiculosa
Peziza vesiculosa

Light brown cups to approx. 10cm across, with inrolled margin. Grows on wood, woodchips, humus or decaying plant material (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Herman Anderson.

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Peziza vesiculosa
Peziza vesiculosa

Light brown cups to approx. 10cm across, with inrolled margin. Grows on wood, woodchips, humus or decaying plant material (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Herman Anderson.

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Peziza repanda Photo by Genevieve Gates.
Peziza repanda Photo by Genevieve Gates.

Pale yellow-brown cups with thick walls, that may grow up to 10cm across. The outer surface has a whitish covering. Grows on wood including woodchips (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Genevieve Gates.

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Peziza repanda Photo by Genevieve Gates.
Peziza repanda Photo by Genevieve Gates.

Pale yellow-brown cups with thick walls, that may grow up to 10cm across. The outer surface has a whitish covering. Grows on wood including woodchips (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Genevieve Gates.

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Peziza vesiculosa Photo by Genevieve Gates.
Peziza vesiculosa Photo by Genevieve Gates.

Light brown cups to approx. 10cm across, with inrolled margin. Grows on wood, woodchips, humus or decaying plant material (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Genevieve Gates.

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Peziza thozetii Photo by Herman Anderson.
Peziza thozetii Photo by Herman Anderson.

Brown cup that stains blue or liliac when cut. Grows on soil (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Herman Anderson.

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Peziza thozetii Photo by Genevieve Gates.
Peziza thozetii Photo by Genevieve Gates.

Brown cup that stains blue or liliac when cut. Grows on soil (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Genevieve Gates.

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Nectria cinnabarina Photo by Herman Anderson.
Nectria cinnabarina Photo by Herman Anderson.

Tiny (1mm across) orange red fruitbodies on living or recently fallen wood (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Herman Anderson.

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Mollisia aff. Cinerea - Photo by Charlie Price.
Mollisia aff. Cinerea - Photo by Charlie Price.

Small discs without stipes, that are 1-3mm across growing on wood (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Charlie Price.

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Discinella terrestris Photo by Charlie Price.
Discinella terrestris Photo by Charlie Price.

Discs that grow on soil or well rotted wood reaching approx. 1-1.5cm across often with undulating margin to the disc (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Charlie Price.

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Hymenoscyphus "white disc bruising orange" Photo by Charlie Price.
Hymenoscyphus "white disc bruising orange" Photo by Charlie Price.

Growing on wood, these discs are approximately 3-5mm across (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Charlie Price.

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Lachnum lachnoderma Photo by Charlie Price.
Lachnum lachnoderma Photo by Charlie Price.

Small cups 1-3mm across, grows on twigs and small bits of wood (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Charlie Price.

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Lachnum lachnoderma Photo by Charlie Price.
Lachnum lachnoderma Photo by Charlie Price.

Small cups 1-3mm across, grows on twigs and small bits of wood (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Charlie Price.

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Chromocyphella muscicola Photo by Wendy Mycota.
Chromocyphella muscicola Photo by Wendy Mycota.

This tiny cup fungi is only 2-3mm across, with a dry, hairy whitish outer cap and grey underside. It attaches dorsally to mossy wood and has a brown spore print. This cup fungi is not an ascomycete but instead is a basidiomycete. Usually found in August. Photo by Wendy Mycota.

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Nidula niveotomentosa  Photo by Beth Heap.
Nidula niveotomentosa Photo by Beth Heap.

Also known as Bird's Nest fungi. Hairy cup-like fungi that are 4mm across by 6mm high, growing on twigs and small pieces of wood. The small flattened discs in the centre are peridioles that contain spores and are dispersed by rain drops. Photo by Beth Heap.

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Nidula niveotomentosa Photo by Nadia Schan Tildesley.
Nidula niveotomentosa Photo by Nadia Schan Tildesley.

Also known as Bird's Nest fungi. Hairy cup-like fungi that are 4mm across by 6mm high, growing on twigs and small pieces of wood. The small flattened discs in the centre are peridioles that contain spores and are dispersed by rain drops. Photo by Nadia Schan Tildesley.

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Aleuria rhenana Photo by Beth Heap.
Aleuria rhenana Photo by Beth Heap.

These cups grow in soil and have a distinct stipe. Photo by Beth Heap.

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Aleuria aurantia
Aleuria aurantia

Grows on soil, also known as the Orange-peel fungus because they look like orange peels lying on the ground at first glance! Photo by Heather Elson.

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Hymenotorrendiella clelandii Photo by Charlie Price.
Hymenotorrendiella clelandii Photo by Charlie Price.

Tiny 0.5-1mm wide pale yellow discs have stiff black hairs on the cup edge, growing on leaves of Acacia melanoxylon (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Charlie Price.

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Hymenotorrendiella clelandii Photo by Charlie Price.
Hymenotorrendiella clelandii Photo by Charlie Price.

Tiny 0.5-1mm wide pale yellow discs have stiff black hairs on the cup edge, growing on leaves of Acacia melanoxylon (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Charlie Price.

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Chlorociboria aeruginascens
Chlorociboria aeruginascens

Wood inhabiting species that imparts a blue-green stain to the wood. Tunbridge - ware is wood used in woodworking that is stained by this fungus.Photo by Heather Elson.

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Chlorociboria aeruginascens
Chlorociboria aeruginascens

Wood inhabiting species that imparts a blue-green stain to the wood. Tunbridge - ware is wood used in woodworking that is stained by this fungus.Photo by Heather Elson.

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Scutellinia scutellata
Scutellinia scutellata

Also known as Eyelash fungi, these attractive red cups grow on wood and are 3-5mm across. Photo by Heather Elson.

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