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PP361: Bird’s Nest Fungi: Charismatic Mushrooms in Your Garden

Figure 2. A botanical illustration showing different parts of a bird’s nest fungus fruiting body. A: Section through fruiting body of a Cyathus species showing peridioles that are attached to the inner wall of the peridium. B: Stretched funicular cord with a sticky hapteron on one end and a peridiole on the other end. This illustration is not to scale. Bird’s nest fungi are 3–10 mm tall and the peridioles are usually 1–3 mm in diameter.

Credit: Randy Fernandez