Common Eyelash - Scutellinia scutellata
The fruiting body of S. scutellata is a shallow disc shape, and is typically between 0.2 cm and1 cm in diameter. The youngest specimens are almost entirely spherical; the cups open up and expand to a disc during maturity. The inner surface of the cup is bright orange-red, while the outer surface is pale brown. The outer surface is covered in dark coloured, stiff hairs, measuring up to 1 cm in length. There are other very similar but less common members of this family and detailed examination of specimens is necessary.
Found on wet, rotted wood, or on damp soil nearby.
Spring to autumn.
Grows gregariously or in clusters.
Widespread and fairly common in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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