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Caloscypha fulgens Mushroom
Ref No: 7365
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Green, Orange
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Cup shaped
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
flesh: Flesh discolours when cut, bruised or damaged, Flesh granular or brittle
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Caloscypha fulgens (Pers. ex Fr.) Bond. Cup 1-5cm wide, irregularly cup-shaped; inner surface deep yellow staining blue-green and drying orange, outer surface blue to greenish blue. No stem. Asci 8-spored, 150 x 10. Spores globose, smooth, 5-7 x 5-7. Habitat singly to clustered in wet, boggy places in mountainous coniferous areas. Sometimes common. Found in northern North America and California and Europe. Season April-July. Not edible.

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