Ciboria caucus

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Ciboria caucus

21 February 2009 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Species

Ciboria caucus

Synonyms

Ciboria amentacea

Cap

Cup shaped, then flattened, pale brown, to about 1 cm across

Stem

Slender, equal

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Late WInter to Spring

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

On fallen catkins from Alder, Hazel and Willow

Microscopic Features

Spores spindle shaped to ellipsoidal, smooth (8-10) x (4.5-5.5) µm2. Asci eight spored. Paraphyses slender, swollen at the tips and extending slightly beyond the asci.

Edibility

Inedible

Additional Photographs

Ciboria caucus

21 February 2009 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin