Definition of cup fungus in English:

cup fungus

Line breaks: cup fun¦gus

noun

  • A fungus in which the spore-producing layer forms the lining of a shallow cup.
    • Several families in the orders Helotiales and Pezizales, subdivision Ascomycotina
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    • This fecund cup fungus was grooving along under some aspen trees in a burned area in Alaska.
    • From the structure of a cup fungus, you will realise that many asci can simultaneously shoot their spores.
    • You have all probably seen the frog in the cup fungus, but don't be fooled, that doesn't happen in nature.

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