Manure glass

Dung glass (Cyathus stercoreus) Dung glass (Cyathus stercoreus) Dung glass (Cyathus stercoreus)

Dung glass (Cyathus stercoreus)

Systematics:

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
  • Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
  • Family: Agaricaceae (Champignon)
  • Genus: Cyathus (Kyatus)
  • Species: Cyathus stercoreus (Goblet dung)

Manure glass

Photo Credit: Leandro Papinutti

Fruit bodies of young specimens resemble urns in shape, while in mature ones they look like bells or reverse cones. The height of the fruiting body is about one and a half centimeters, and the diameter is up to 1 cm. The dung glass is covered with hairs on the outside, painted in a yellowish, red-brown or grayish color. Inside, it is shiny and smooth, dark brown or lead gray in color. Young mushrooms have a fibrous, whitish membrane that closes the hole, which breaks over time and disappears. Inside the dome, there are lenticular peridioli, round, black and shiny. They usually sit on the peridium or are attached to it with a mycelium cord.

The fungus has spore or ovoid spores with thick walls, colorless and smooth, rather large.

Manure glass

A glass of manure is quite rare; it grows in the grass on the soil in dense groups. It can also reproduce on dry branches and stems, in manure. You can find it in the spring, from February to April, and also in November after the rainy season.

Belongs to the category of inedible.

Dung glass (Cyathus stercoreus) Dung glass (Cyathus stercoreus) Dung glass (Cyathus stercoreus)

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