Bird's Nest Fungus
Troop
Ellura
Bird's Nest Fungus
Immature
 
    
Bird's Nest Fungus (Cyathus stercoreus)Class: Fungus (Fungi) - Basidio (Basidiomycota) - Mushroom-forming Fungus (Agaricomycetes)
Order: Gilled Fungus (Agaricales)
Family: Mushroom (Agaricaceae)
Species: Bird's Nest Fungus (Cyathus stercoreus)
This Photo:     Baby

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
The little black seed like things in the middle are actually spore casings. And they rely on a rain drops hitting them, bouncing them out of the parent cup to spread the spores and reproduce. That's just cool.

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 22-Jun-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species