Amazon Lowlands - Nina Zitani
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Eyelash Cup

An eyelash cup, the fruiting body/spore producing structure of an ascomycete fungus. The "eyelashes" or long hairs may keep water from entering the cup where the spores are produced. Yasuni Biosphere Reserve, Ecuador ("Cookeina tricholoma", ID by Greg Thorn).

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