Cedar Cup - Geopora sumneriana


    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

    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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