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Urnula craterium

Common Name: Gray Urn Fungus
Urnula craterium
Urnula craterium

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Class: Pezizomycetes
Order: Pezizales
Family: Sarcosomataceae
Genus: Urnula
Species: Urnula craterium

Conservation Status

Identifying Features

The gray urn fungus is a dark brown to black urn shaped fungus. They are 3-4" tall and tough.

Habitat & Range

They are found on dead hardwoods and are often buried under leaf litter.

Life Cycle

When they are young they are a closed urn shape, and they open as they age.

They are saprophytic.

Featured image by James Dake.


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