Cedar Cup - Geopora sumneriana

Description

4 to 7 cm in diameter spherical at first and growing below or flush with the surface but then pushing up and opening into a crown shaped cup, brown or greyish-brown densely covered in dark hairs on the outside and white or very pale yellow inside.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Nearly always under Cedar, occasionally Yew.

When to see it

March to May

Life History

Likely to be found in groups, sometimes pushing against one another.

UK Status

Uncommon in Britain with most records from south of a line from the Severn to the Humber.

VC55 Status

Uncommon and very local in Leicestershire & Rutland where it may be restricted to just a few sites.

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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