Plectania campylospora

Chlorovibrissea melanochlora Cordierites frondosa Cudoniella clavus Favolaschia calocera Heterotextus miltinus Leotia lubrica Mucronella pendula Mutinus boninensis Nidula emodensis Plectania campylospora Scutellinia scutellata Torrendiella clelandii Torrendiella eucalypti
distribution map
Source: ALA

Common NameBrown Forest Cup
Genus/SpeciesUrnula campylospora (Berkeley) Cooke 1892
SynonymPlectania campylospora (Berkeley) Nannfeldt 1957 [NB: I am still using this name, mainly for the distribution map.]
Abundance &
Common from Sydney to Melbourne and Tasmania.
Habitat &
Found on rotting logs in a variety of woodland habitats.
DescriptionThese have a relatively large, deep cup several centimetres across with a black, rough outer surface and smooth brown to almost black inner surface. They usually have a fairly short stem but this is often hidden in a bunched group. I visit a place near Woori Yallock about every year, where most of my photos are from. In 2015 I found several colonies in the Otways, including one individual that I measured at 65mm across.
Overall: 5/9
Color: 2/3
Shape: 2/3
Abundance: 1/3

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