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Fungi: Ascomycota: Pezizomycetes: Pezizales: Pyronemataceae: Scutellinia scutellata (L.) Lambotte

Scutellinia scutellata – common eyelash

Synonyms: Allophylaria terrigena, Ciliaria scutellata, Elvella ciliata, Humaria ciliata, Humariella scutellata, Lachnea scutellata, Patella scutellata, Peziza aurantiaca, Peziza scutellata.

Common names: common eyelash, Eyelash Cup.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Scutellinia scutellata, commonly known as the eyelash cup, the Molly eye-winker, the scarlet elf cap, the eyelash fungus or the eyelash pixie cup, is a small saprophytic fungus of the genus Scutellinia. It is the type species of Scutellinia, as well as being the most common and widespread. The fruiting bodies are small red cups with distinct long, dark hairs or "eyelashes". These eyelashes are the most distinctive feature and are easily visible with a magnifying glass. The species is common in North America and Europe, and has been recorded on every continent. S. scutellata is found on rotting wood and in other damp habitats, typically growing in small groups, sometimes forming clusters. It is sometimes described as inedible, but its small size means it is not suitable for culinary use. Despite this, it is popular among mushroom hunters due to its unusual "eyelash" hairs, making it memorable and easy to identify.

Estonian: Tava-ripsliudik, German: Holz-Schildborstling, Japanese: アラゲコベニチャワンタケ, Lithuanian: Skydelinė blakstienutė, Polish: Włośniczka tarczowata, Russian: Скутеллиния щитовидная, Swedish: Ögonskål.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Common eyelash cup fungus <B>Scutellinia scutellata</B> or a similar species of Scutellinia on a wet log on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-05-05.htm">May 5, 2018</A>
LinkCommon eyelash cup fungus Scutellinia scutellata or a similar species of Scutellinia on a wet log on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, May 5, 2018
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Common eyelash cup fungus <B>Scutellinia scutellata</B> or a similar species of Scutellinia on muddy ground on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-05-19.htm">May 19, 2018</A>
LinkCommon eyelash cup fungus Scutellinia scutellata or a similar species of Scutellinia on muddy ground on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, May 19, 2018
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Eyelash cup fungus <B>Scutellinia scutellata</B> or may be a different species of Scutellinia on muddy ground in wet place on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-05-19.htm">May 19, 2018</A>
LinkEyelash cup fungus Scutellinia scutellata or may be a different species of Scutellinia on muddy ground in wet place on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, May 19, 2018
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Orange eyelash cup fungus <B>Scutellinia scutellata</B> or may be a different species of Scutellinia on muddy ground on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-05-19.htm">May 19, 2018</A>
LinkOrange eyelash cup fungus Scutellinia scutellata or may be a different species of Scutellinia on muddy ground on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, May 19, 2018
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Cup fungi <B>Scutellinia scutellata</B> on floodplain on Four Notch Loop Trail of Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-03-23.htm">March 23, 2019</A>
LinkCup fungi Scutellinia scutellata on floodplain on Four Notch Loop Trail of Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, March 23, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Huntsville, TX 77340, USA
Small cup fungus <B>Scutellinia scutellata</B> on Four Notch Loop Trail of Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-03-23.htm">March 23, 2019</A>
LinkSmall cup fungus Scutellinia scutellata on Four Notch Loop Trail of Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, March 23, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Huntsville, TX 77340, USA

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