Crucibulum laeve    (Huds.) Kambly 

common name(s) : Common Bird's Nest, Orange Bird's Nest Fungus 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Agaricoideae/Nidulariaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Gasteromycetideae/Nidulariales/Nidulariaceae  

synonyms: Crucibulum vulgare, Crucibulum crucibuliforme 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Crucibulum levis)  

edibility : inedible

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The fruiting body is like a bird's nest containing eggs : cup with a yellow lid, containing lenticular balls, with whitish eggs on the internal surface, the external surface being ochre-yellow.

The fertile surface is smooth, on inner part.

It grows on wood, on dead wood, twigs and other vegetal debris.

The fruiting period takes place from June to March.
Dimensions: width of fruiting body approximately 0.7 cm (between 0.4 and 1 cm)
  total height approximately 0.6 cm (between 0.3 and 1 cm)

Distinctive features : sorry, no English description yet

Crucibulum laeve is quite rare and localised in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Crucibulum laeve in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Crucibulum laeve in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18