Crucibulum laeve
(De Candolle.) Kambly
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Description:
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I recently noticed a comment in NZFungi that says, "There are no sequence-confirmed records of C. lave. NZ material is C. simile" time will tell where this leads. 

These fungi have an elastic cord attached to the peridiola and a sticky knob at the free end. When splashed from the cup, the cord catches on to the surrounding vegetation and wraps itself around it.
Common name: Birdnest Fungus
Found: Native Forest
Substrate: Small sticks twigs on forest floor.
Spore: White peridiola
Height: 5 mm
Width: 6 mm
Season: Autumn through to winter.
Edible: No
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Macro images:
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Crucibulum laeve
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Scale= 3 mm.
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Crucibulum laeve
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Scale= 4 mm.
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Crucibulum laeve
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Scale= 2.4 mm.
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Crucibulum laeve
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Scale= 6 mm.
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Crucibulum laeve
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Scale= 6 mm.
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