Dumontinia tuberosa    (Bull.:Fr.) Kohn 

common name(s) : Anemone Cup 

New classification: Ascomycota/Pezizomycotina/Leotiomycetes/Leotiomycetidae/Helotiales/Sclerotiniaceae  
Former classification: Ascomycota/Hymenoascomycetes/Pezizomycetideae  

synonyms: Sclerotinia tuberosa 

edibility : inedible

potential confusions with  Dumontinia tuberosa toxicity of Dumontinia tuberosa genus Dumontinia  

The fruiting body is cup-shaped, with a tawny to chestnut-brown internal surface, the external being of the same colour or paler, with a stem not clearly marked from the fertile head, long and smooth, underground.

The fertile surface is smooth, on inner part.

It grows on the ground, in damp woodlands, gardens, with wood anemone (Anemone nemorosa), sometimes with Ranunculus, that this this fungus parasites.

The fruiting period takes place from March to June.
Dimensions: width of fruiting body approximately 2 cm (between 0.5 and 3 cm)
  total height approximately 7 cm (between 3 and 10 cm)

Distinctive features : sorry, no English description yet

Dumontinia tuberosa is still unreported so far in the forest of Rambouillet, and is quite rare, more generally speaking .

page updated on 14/01/18