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Cyathus striatus
fluted bird's-nest, streaked bird's-nest, splash cups, ribbed splashcup

Habitat: It can be common in gardens where woody materials have been added to the planting beds.

Substrate: Cyathus striatus occurs in a number of different habitats on decaying plant materials such as wood chips, small branches, and needles.

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Identification Notes:

The species name “striatus” refers to the vertical grooves on the inside of the mature gray-brown cups. The exterior of the cups is densely covered by rust brown to dark brown hairs and tomentum. The lens-shaped peridioles are whitish gray in color. C. stercoreus (Schweinitz) de Toni is a very similar but has non-grooved cups and usually grows in dung.

Accepted Name:
Cyathus striatus (Huds.) ex Pers.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Cyathus striatus in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

CalPhotos: Cyathus striatus photos

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