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Cheilymenia fimicola
eyelash dung cup

Distribution: Worldwide

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Identification Notes:

The genus Cheilymenia is characterized by small, stipe-less, flattened saucers bearing conspicuous (under a handlens) eyelash hairs and growing on dung, rich soil, plant debris, or other materials. It appears to be closely related to Aleuria. C. fimicola (= C. coprinaria (Cooke) Boudier) is one of the dung-dwellers, occurring on cow-pies as well as the droppings of wild animals. When fresh the fruitbodies are reddish orange, then they lighten to yellowish orange in age; the hairs are brownish, and all are unbranched.

Accepted Name:
Cheilymenia fimicola (De Not. & Bagl.) Dennis

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Cheilymenia fimicola in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Cheilymenia fimicola photos.

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