Family: Nidulariaceae
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Fungi:> Basidiomycota:> Agaricomycetes:> Agaricales:> Agaricaceae:> Crucibulum, Cyathus, Nidula.
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Bird nest fungi have small fruit bodies which are completely closed at first, then the top crumbles away, to leave a cup which contains spore-bearing tissue called peridioles. When raindrops land in the cup, the peridioles are propelled into the air, thus dispersing the spore.  
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Genus: Crucibulum
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Crucibulum laeve
Crucibulum laeve
    
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Genus: Cyathus
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Cyathus novaezelandiae
Cyathus novaezelandiae
Cyathus striatus
Cyathus striatus
Cyathus olla
Cyathus olla
  
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Genus: Nidula
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Nidula niveo-tomentosa
Nidula niveotomentosa
    
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