Catkin cup

Ciboria amentacea

''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.
Taxonomy
KingdomFungi
DivisionAscomycota
ClassLeotiomycetes
OrderHelotiales
FamilySclerotiniaceae
GenusCiboria
SpeciesC. amentacea
Photographed in
Netherlands