Yellow Fairy Cup Fungus

(Bisporella citrina)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

Yellow Fairy Cup Fungus

NatureServe

not listed

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common and widespread

Season

Late summer and fall

Habitat/Hosts

dead and decaying logs and stumps of hardwoods and conifers

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Identification

Yellow Fairy Cup Fungus is common and widespread. It is found in North America, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. In North America it is especially common in the eastern United States and the on west coast. It is saprobic, obtaining nutrients from rotting wood. It grows in dense clusters on dead and decaying logs and stumps of hardwoods and sometimes conifers. In Minnesota it can be seen from summer through fall.

The fruiting body is a small, saucer-shaped cup with or without a tiny stalk. The cups are 1 32 to (1 to 3 mm) in diameter and 1 32 to 1 16(1 to 2 mm) tall. The species epithet citrina means “lemon yellow” but the upper surface of the cups may be bright lemon yellow or bright orangish-yellow. The underside is the same color but may be paler. They are globular when they first appear, expanding to saucer-shaped or disc-shaped as they mature. The stalk, if present, is rarely more than 1 32 (1 mm) long.

The spore print is white.

 
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Taxonomy

Division:

Ascomycota (ascomycetes)

 

No Rank:

saccharomyceta

 

Subdivision:

Pezizomycotina

 

No Rank:

leotiomyceta

 

No Rank:

sordariomyceta

 

Class:

Leotiomycetes

 

Order:

Helotiales

 

Family:

Helotiaceae

 
Synonyms

Calycella citrina

Calycina citrina

Helotium citrinum

Octospora citrina

Peziza citrina Batsch

 
Common
Names

Lemon Discos

Minute Lemon Cups

Yellow Fairy Cup Fungus

Yellow Fairy Cups


 

 

 

 

 

 

Glossary

saprobic

Obtaining nutrients from non-living organic matter, such as decaying plant or animal matter.

       

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  Voskovička citronová - Bisporella citrina
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Published on Jan 25, 2014

Voskovička citronová - Bisporella citrina
(Batsch) Korf & S.E. Carp.

I.-XII.

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říše Fungi - houby » třída Leotiomycetes » řád Helotiales - voskovičkotvaré

Vědecká synonyma
Bisporella claroflava (Grev.) Lizon & Korf
Calycella citrina
Calycella claroflava
Calycella flava
Helotium citrinum
Helotium claroflavum
Helotium flavum Klotzsch
Octospora citrina Hedw.
Peziza citrina Batsch
Peziza claroflava

Další názvy
= voskovička citrónová

Rozšíření a ekologie: 
Roste dosti hojně v září až prosinci ve velkých skupinách na stinných místech na mrtvém dřevě listnáčů, které jsou již bez kůry. Upřednostňuje buky a habry. Někdy ji najdeme i za mírné zimy.

Popis:
Plodnice mají průměr 1--3 mm, jsou miskovité, později až terčovité, s vyklenutým rouškem. Povrch je hladký a lysý. Mají citrónově žlutou, někdy až žloutkově žlutou barvu, se zvýrazněným okrajem. Třeň je kratičký, zužuje se směrem dolů, nebo úplně chybí. Spory jsou elipsoidní, hladké, 9--14 × 3--5 µm velké, s olejovými kapkami na každém konci.

Záměny: 
Voskovičce citrónové se podobají některé jiné drobné houby žluté až oranžové barvy -- kropilka rosolovitá (Dacrymyces stillatus) a kropilka menší (Dacrymyces minor) rostoucí také na mrtvém dřevu mají plodničky spíše polštářovité. Oranžovka vřetenovýtrusná (Byssonectria fusispora) má obvykle sytější oranžovou barvu a roste na zemi. Hovník obecný (Ascobolus stercorarius) roste na exkrementech, stejně jako žlutěnky -- ž. zrnitá (Cheylimenia granulata) a ž. mrvelníkovitá (Cheylimenia theleboloides), ty mají na okraji plodniček brvy.

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Je to nejedlá houba.

Zdroj: Botany.cz

 
     

 

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Bisporella citrina. Bisporelle jaune. Non comestible.

 
     

 

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