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Yellow Fairy Cups - Bisporella citrina They were about 1-2 mm in diameter<br />
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Yellow Fairy Cups - Bisporella citrina

They were about 1-2 mm in diameter

Habitat: Growing on rotting wood in a deciduous forest

    comments (9)

  1. Must be so awesome to find this! Posted 2 years ago
    1. It is so photogenic! Posted 2 years ago
  2. Clear shot, and as sharp as a needle Christine Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks Paul. Posted 2 years ago
  3. Just wonderful, a delight for the eyes. Beautiful decomposer! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks, Ruth! They are working hard and looking good while doing it. Posted 2 years ago
  4. So beautiful! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks :) Posted 2 years ago
  5. Today's Facebook post:

    Yellow fairy cups (Bisporella citrina) are disc-shaped fungi that only grow 1-3 mm in size. They are easy to spot, despite their tiny size, because they are gregarious and grow in large numbers on rotting wood. Plus, they are incredibly vibrant! Like other fungi, they provide an important ecological service: they are saprobic, which means that they decompose dead and decaying organic matter. {Spotted in Connecticut, USA by Christine Young} #JungleDragon #Yellowfairycups #Bisporellacitrina

    Posted one year ago

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''Bisporella citrina'', commonly known as yellow fairy cups or lemon discos, is a species of fungus in the family Helotiaceae. The fungus produces tiny yellow cups up to 3 mm in diameter, often without stalks, that fruit in groups or dense clusters on decaying deciduous wood that has lost its bark. The widely distributed species is found in North Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and Central and South America. Found in late summer and autumn, the fungus is fairly common, but is easily.. more

Similar species: Helotiales
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Apr 22, 2020. Captured Oct 6, 2019 11:42 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/2.8
  • 1/166s
  • ISO800
  • 100mm