Cyathus olla    (Batsch:Pers.) Pers. 

common name(s) : Field Bird's Nest 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Agaricoideae/Nidulariaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Gasteromycetideae/Nidulariales/Nidulariaceae  

synonyms: Cyathus vernicosus 

edibility : inedible

photo gallery of  Cyathus olla
photo gallery of  Cyathus olla potential confusions with  Cyathus olla toxicity of Cyathus olla genus Cyathus  

The fruiting body is like a bird's nest containing eggs : trumpet without a triate interior surface and a lid, containing lenticular balls, with silver-grey eggs on the internal surface, the external surface being yellowish grey.

The fertile surface is smooth.

It grows on wood, on dead wood, twigs and other vegetal debris.

The fruiting period takes place from March to December.
Dimensions: width of fruiting body approximately 1 cm (between 0.6 and 1.5 cm)
  total height approximately 1 cm (between 0.5 and 1.5 cm)

Distinctive features : sorry, no English description yet

Cyathus olla is rare and confined in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Cyathus olla in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Cyathus olla in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18