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

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
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 © 2016-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 22-Jun-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.