Plectania campylospora

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Common Name=Brown Forest Cup Family=Sarcosomataceae Genus/Species=Urnula campylospora (Berkeley) Cooke 1892 Synonym=Plectania campylospora (Berkeley) Nannfeldt 1957 [NB: I am still using this name, mainly for the distribution map.] Abundance &
Distribution=Common from Sydney to Melbourne and Tasmania. Habitat &
Substrate=Found on rotting logs in a variety of woodland habitats. Description=These 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. Links=Fungimap Links=ascomycete.org Rating=
Overall: 5/9
Color: 2/3
Shape: 2/3
Abundance: 1/3