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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Agaricaceae: Cyathus stercoreus (Schwein.) De Toni

Cyathus stercoreus – dung bird's nest

Synonyms: Cyathia stercorea, Cyathodes lessueurii, Cyathodes stercoreum, Cyathus affinis, Cyathus lesueurii, Nidularia stercorea.

Common names: dung bird's nest, dung-loving bird's nest fungus.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Cyathus stercoreus, commonly known as the dung-loving bird's nest, is a species of fungus in the genus Cyathus, family Nidulariaceae. Like other species in the Nidulariaceae, the fruiting bodies of C. stercoreus resemble tiny bird's nests filled with eggs. The fruiting bodies are referred to as splash cups, because they are developed to use the force of falling drops of water to dislodge and disperse their spores. The species has a worldwide distribution, and prefers growing on dung, or soil containing dung; the specific epithet is derived from the Latin word stercorarius, meaning "of dung".

German: Dung-Teuerling, Hungarian: Karcsú pohárgomba, Polish: Kubek gnojowy.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Young Dung-loving Bird's-nest mushrooms (<B>Cyathus stercoreus</B>) in Lemontree Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-11-04.htm">November 4, 2017</A>
LinkYoung Dung-loving Bird's-nest mushrooms (Cyathus stercoreus) in Lemontree Park. College Station, Texas, November 4, 2017
Location on mapsBee Creek, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Dung-loving Bird's-nest mushrooms (<B>Cyathus stercoreus</B>) on wood chips in Lemontree Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-11-04.htm">November 4, 2017</A>
LinkDung-loving Bird's-nest mushrooms (Cyathus stercoreus) on wood chips in Lemontree Park. College Station, Texas, November 4, 2017
Location on mapsBee Creek, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Dung-loving Bird's-nest mushrooms (<B>Cyathus stercoreus</B>) under utility poles in Lemontree Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-11-08.htm">November 8, 2017</A>
LinkDung-loving Bird's-nest mushrooms (Cyathus stercoreus) under utility poles in Lemontree Park. College Station, Texas, November 8, 2017
Location on mapsBee Creek, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Masses of Dung-loving Bird's-nest mushrooms (<B>Cyathus stercoreus</B>) under utility poles in Lemontree Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-11-08.htm">November 8, 2017</A>
LinkMasses of Dung-loving Bird's-nest mushrooms (Cyathus stercoreus) under utility poles in Lemontree Park. College Station, Texas, November 8, 2017
Location on mapsBee Creek, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Close up of Dung-loving Bird's-nest mushrooms (<B>Cyathus stercoreus</B>) under utility poles in Lemontree Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-11-08.htm">November 8, 2017</A>
LinkClose up of Dung-loving Bird's-nest mushrooms (Cyathus stercoreus) under utility poles in Lemontree Park. College Station, Texas, November 8, 2017
Location on mapsBee Creek, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Young Dung-loving Bird's-nest mushrooms (<B>Cyathus stercoreus</B>) under utility poles in Lemontree Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-11-08.htm">November 8, 2017</A>
LinkYoung Dung-loving Bird's-nest mushrooms (Cyathus stercoreus) under utility poles in Lemontree Park. College Station, Texas, November 8, 2017
Location on mapsBee Creek, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Dung-loving Bird's-nest mushrooms (<B>Cyathus stercoreus</B>) under utility poles in Lemontree Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-11-10.htm">November 10, 2017</A>
LinkDung-loving Bird's-nest mushrooms (Cyathus stercoreus) under utility poles in Lemontree Park. College Station, Texas, November 10, 2017
Location on mapsBee Creek, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Young dung-loving bird's nest mushrooms (<B>Cyathus stercoreus</B>) on wood chips under oaks in David E. Schob Nature Preserve at 906 Ashburn Street. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-05-22.htm">May 22, 2018</A>
LinkYoung dung-loving bird's nest mushrooms (Cyathus stercoreus) on wood chips under oaks in David E. Schob Nature Preserve at 906 Ashburn Street. College Station, Texas, May 22, 2018
Location on maps906 Ashburn Ave, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Dung-loving bird's nest mushrooms (<B>Cyathus stercoreus</B>) on wood chips under oaks in David E. Schob Nature Preserve at 906 Ashburn Street. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-05-22.htm">May 22, 2018</A>
LinkDung-loving bird's nest mushrooms (Cyathus stercoreus) on wood chips under oaks in David E. Schob Nature Preserve at 906 Ashburn Street. College Station, Texas, May 22, 2018
Location on maps906 Ashburn Ave, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Close up of dung-loving bird's nest mushrooms (<B>Cyathus stercoreus</B>) on wood chips under oaks in David E. Schob Nature Preserve at 906 Ashburn Street. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-05-22.htm">May 22, 2018</A>
LinkClose up of dung-loving bird's nest mushrooms (Cyathus stercoreus) on wood chips under oaks in David E. Schob Nature Preserve at 906 Ashburn Street. College Station, Texas, May 22, 2018
Location on maps906 Ashburn Ave, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Dung-loving Bird's-nest mushrooms (<B>Cyathus stercoreus</B>) on wood chips under a live oak on the university golf course at Texas Avenue. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-07-02.htm">July 2, 2019</A>
LinkDung-loving Bird's-nest mushrooms (Cyathus stercoreus) on wood chips under a live oak on the university golf course at Texas Avenue. College Station, Texas, July 2, 2019
Location on maps100 Gilchrist Ave, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Masses of dung-loving Bird's-nest mushrooms (<B>Cyathus stercoreus</B>) on wood chips under a live oak on the university golf course at Texas Avenue. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-07-02.htm">July 2, 2019</A>
LinkMasses of dung-loving Bird's-nest mushrooms (Cyathus stercoreus) on wood chips under a live oak on the university golf course at Texas Avenue. College Station, Texas, July 2, 2019
Location on maps103 Moss St, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Dung-loving bird's-nest mushrooms (<B>Cyathus stercoreus</B>) on a mulched lawn on George Bush Drive. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-04-12.htm">April 12, 2020</A>
LinkDung-loving bird's-nest mushrooms (Cyathus stercoreus) on a mulched lawn on George Bush Drive. College Station, Texas, April 12, 2020
Location on maps1408 TX-6BUS, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Immature and mature dung-loving bird's-nest mushrooms (<B>Cyathus stercoreus</B>) on a mulched lawn on George Bush Drive. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-04-12.htm">April 12, 2020</A>
LinkImmature and mature dung-loving bird's-nest mushrooms (Cyathus stercoreus) on a mulched lawn on George Bush Drive. College Station, Texas, April 12, 2020
Location on maps1408 TX-6BUS, College Station, TX 77840, USA

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