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Yellow Fairy Cups - Bisporella citrina They were about 1-2 mm in diameter<br />
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Habitat: Growing on rotting wood in a deciduous forest Bisporella,Bisporella citrina,Fall,Geotagged,Lemon Disco,United States,cup fungus,fungus,yellow,yellow fairy cups Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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 one year ago
    1. It is so photogenic! Posted one year ago
  2. Clear shot, and as sharp as a needle Christine Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks Paul. Posted one year ago
  3. Just wonderful, a delight for the eyes. Beautiful decomposer! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks, Ruth! They are working hard and looking good while doing it. Posted one year ago
  4. So beautiful! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks :) Posted one year 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

    https://www.facebook.com/jungledragonwildlife
    Posted 4 months 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.

Similar species: Helotiales
Species identified by Christine Young
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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