Devil's Urn Urnula craterium (Schweinitz) Fries    
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Ascomycota   >   Class Pezizomycetes   >   Order Pezizales   >   Family Sarcosomataceae   >   Genus Urnula   

Description:

Fruiting body: Deep cup with distinct stalk. Fertile (interior)surface: Smooth, black. Infertile (exterior) surface: Black / brown, densely matted / woolly; margin appears torn. Stalk: Similar to rest of fruiting body, tapers down.

Relationships:

Found on decaying hardwood or buried wood, often on mosses. (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

There are 57 records in the project database.

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Urnula craterium in Howard Co., Maryland (3/26/2013). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Devil's Urn (mature fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (3/28/2013). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Devil's Urn (interior) in Howard Co., Maryland (3/28/2013). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Devil's Urn in Allegany Co., Maryland (3/26/2020). Photo by Rick Borchelt. (MBP list)

Devil's Urn revisited in Howard Co., Maryland (4/2/2013). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Devil's Urn in Carroll Co., Maryland (4/27/2020). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

A Devil's Urn colony in Rocky Gap SP, Allegany Co., Maryland (4/23/2017). Photo by Sarah Milbourne. (MBP list)

A Devil's Urn colony in Rocky Gap SP, Allegany Co., Maryland (4/23/2017). Photo by Sarah Milbourne. (MBP list)

Devil's Urn in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/22/2020). Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

Devil's Urn in Carroll Co., Maryland (4/27/2020). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Devil's Urn in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/25/2020). (c) susanrich01, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by susanrich01 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Devil's Urn in Howard Co., Maryland (3/30/2013). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Devil's Urn in Harford Co., Maryland (4/19/2020). (c) samanthaeff, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by samanthaeff via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Devil's Urn in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (5/4/2011). Photo by Lori Byrne. (MBP list)

Devil's Urn in Harford Co., Maryland (4/19/2020). (c) samanthaeff, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by samanthaeff via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Devil's Urn in Washington Co., Maryland (3/21/2020). (c) botanygirl, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by botanygirl via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Devil's Urn in Allegany Co., Maryland (3/28/2020). (c) thartz9, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by thartz9 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Devil's Urn in Washington Co., Maryland (3/18/2020). (c) Mr. Mike, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Mr. Mike via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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