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Cyathus sp | by gjshepherd_br
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Cyathus sp

A "birds-nest" fungus -the rounded black "eggs" contain the spores and are dispersed by rain.

 

Traditionally grouped together with puffballs, earthstars and the Phalloid fungi, recent data from DNA sequences now indicate that it is probably closer to to the gilled fungi

                                                                                                                                                                             

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Uploaded on December 27, 2008