Bird’s Nest Fungi 鳥巢菌

It has been raining the past couple of days. Perhaps it’s the dampness. I noticed these strange cups, like tiny nests of eggs, on the vegetable patch. For someone who suffers from trypophobia, an aversion to the sight of clusters of small holes or bumps, their sighting gave me instant goosebumps.

The Nidulariaceae are a family of fungi, commonly called bird’s nest fungi. The black seeds are not actually seeds but eggs containing spores.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyathus

一窩窩小鳥巢,裡面裝滿黑色的蛋。這些蛋,其實是一種真菌——鳥巢菌(Nidulariaceae)的子實體(繁衍器官,相當於蛋),而整個「巢」,便是一個完整的真菌。

這一個個的「巢」,其實和我們平時吃的那一朵朵香菇,在概念上,是同一類的東西。

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