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Catkin cup In Dutch this one is called 'Elzenkatjesmummiekelkje' you can find them on the male fruits from last year, on the right time and place of course . Ciboria amentacea,Geotagged,Netherlands Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Catkin cup

In Dutch this one is called 'Elzenkatjesmummiekelkje' you can find them on the male fruits from last year, on the right time and place of course .

    comments (7)

  1. You produce one hit after the other, amazing! Posted 2 months ago
    1. I'm trying Ferdy, I really am. Posted 2 months ago
  2. Ohhhh! I love this one! I'd love to find a fungus like this. Posted 2 months ago
    1. I can imagine Christine, they are so cute, but the time for this specimen is almost over. Posted 2 months ago
      1. Well, I'm glad you captured it while you could! <3 Posted 2 months ago
  3. Fascinating. Another good read caused. Thanks Paul. Posted 2 months ago
    1. anytime Mark. Posted 2 months ago

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''Ciboria amentacea'', commonly known as the catkin cup, is a species of ascomycete fungus in the family Sclerotiniaceae. It is widespread in Europe and North America, where it grows on catkins of willow and alder. The species was first described by Giovanni Battista Balbis in 1804 as ''Peziza amentacea''. Karl Wilhelm Gottlieb Leopold Fuckel transferred it to ''Ciboria'' in 1870.

Similar species: Helotiales
Species identified by Paul Dirksen
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By Paul Dirksen

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Uploaded Mar 9, 2020. Captured in Parkeerplaats Oude Vikinghofterrein, 3947 BH Wijk bij Duurstede, Netherlands.