Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Creature 323: Scutellinia scutellata





Fungus with eyelashes

Scutellinia scutellata is a fungus.

03_Eyelash_Fungus_-_Scutellinia_scutellata

I chose this one because of the weird eyelash like structures that grow on its fruiting bodies. Again there is not much to this one except its bizarre appearance.

Two orangish-red colored, cup-shaped structures with dark-brown eyelashes growing on the outer rim. The two structures are sitting next to each other, growing on a piece of wood.

Distribution:
Eyelash cup fungus is very widespread. It is common in Europe and North America but can be found throughout South America, Asia and also in Afica and Melanesia.

Classification:
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Class: Pezizomycetes
Order: Pezizales
Family: Pyronemataceae
Genus: Scutellinia
Species: Scutellinia scutellata

Image Links:

No comments:

Post a comment