Identify this mushroom/licken/fungi?

Asked August 29, 2016, 8:22 PM EDT

Very tiny. Cream/white colored. Only on forest flood. Always shaded kind of by a stream, but not too close, yet not too far. Old growth,partly burned, very old forest floor. Kalmiopsis.

Josephine County Oregon mushrooms fungi

1 Response

This is a species of Nidularia, or "bird's nest" fungus. When young there are egg-shaped structures called "peridioles" which have spore-bearing structures. The peridioles are ejected into the surrounding environment when raindrops fall into the cup.