Home Page › Picture Archives › Mushrooms of Russia › List › Fluted bird's nest  Русский


Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Agaricaceae: Cyathus striatus (Huds.) Willd., 1787

Cyathus striatus – Fluted bird's nest

Synonyms: Cyathella striata, Nidularia striata, Peziza striata.

Common name: fluted bird's nest.

Russian names: Bokalchik polosatyy, Gnezdovka polosataya.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Cyathus striatus, commonly known as the fluted bird's nest, is a common saprobic bird's nest fungus with a widespread distribution throughout temperate regions of the world. This fungus resembles a miniature bird's nest with numerous tiny "eggs"; the eggs, or peridioles, are actually lens-shaped bodies that contain spores. C. striatus can be distinguished from most other bird's nest fungi by its hairy exterior and grooved (striated) inner walls. Although most frequently found growing on dead wood in open forests, it also grows on wood chip mulch in urban areas. The fruiting bodies are encountered from summer until early winter. The color and size of this species can vary somewhat, but they are typically less than a centimeter wide and tall, and grey or brown in color. Another common name given to C. striatus, splash cups, alludes to the method of spore dispersal: the sides of the cup are angled such that falling drops of water can dislodge the peridioles and eject them from the cup. The specific epithet is derived from the Latin stria, meaning "with fine ridges or grooves".

Photos of this mushroom from the area of St. Petersburg, Russia

Fluted bird's nest mushroom (<B>Cyathus striatus</B>) on a mossy stump in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-03-23.htm">March 23, 2017</A>
LinkFluted bird's nest mushroom (Cyathus striatus) on a mossy stump in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, March 23, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка
Fluted bird's nest mushrooms (<B>Cyathus striatus</B>) on the edge of a stump in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-03-23.htm">March 23, 2017</A>
LinkFluted bird's nest mushrooms (Cyathus striatus) on the edge of a stump in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, March 23, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка
Fluted bird's nest mushrooms (<B>Cyathus striatus</B>) taken from Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-03-23.htm">March 23, 2017</A>
LinkFluted bird's nest mushrooms (Cyathus striatus) taken from Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, March 23, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, проспект Раевского, 22

Comments

Download the map and open it in Google Earth for more accurate viewing.

Links

Acknowledgements

Russian web-forums Planeta Gribov, V Kontakte, and Griby Sredney Polosy for learning names of local mushrooms.

This web page was generated by a special script.