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Fungi: Ascomycota: Sordariomycetes: Hypocreales: Nectriaceae: Nectria peziza (Tode) Fr. 1849

Nectria peziza – Yellow spot

Synonyms: Byssonectria bryophila, Byssonectria epigaea, Cucurbitaria aurea, Cucurbitaria peziza, Dialonectria aurea, Dialonectria peziza, Hydropisphaera peziza, Nectria aurea, Nectria epigaea, Neuronectria peziza, Sphaeria aurea, Sphaeria peziza.

Common name: yellow spot.

Russian name: Nektriya petsitsevidnaya.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Nectria peziza or yellow spot is an ascomycete fungus with bright yellow to orange globose fruiting bodies (0.2 – 0.4 mm across) found on rotting polypores, well rotted deadwood, bark, dung, and decaying cloth. Its globular fruiting bodies (peritheca), quite large for the genus, may be isolated or crowded; they have a slightly prominent black dot at the top, the ostiolum, this being the entrance to the inner cavity; the bodies often collapse into a cup-shape when dry and the colour fades to pale yellow or whitish.

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

Orange globose fruiting bodies of Yellow Spot mushrooms (<B>Nectria peziza</B>) on a stump in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-23.htm">September 23, 2017</A>
LinkOrange globose fruiting bodies of Yellow Spot mushrooms (Nectria peziza) on a stump in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 23, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка

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Acknowledgements

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

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