Scientific name: Dasyscyphus virgineus (Batsch) Gray
Derivation of name: Virgin- means "white" or "pure."
Common name(s): Stalked hairy fairy cup
Occurrence on wood substrate: Saprobic; in groups or
clusters on stems, branches, cones, beechnut burs, and other
debris; spring through fall.
Dimensions: Small, stalked cups 1-4 mm wide; stalk up to
3 mm long and covered with white hairs.
Sterile outer surface: White, covered by a dense layer of
Fertile inner surface: White, smooth.
More information at RogersMushrooms.com:
Figure 1. Clusters of Dasyscyphus virgineus on decaying
wood. Photo © John Plischke III.
Figure 2. Close-up showing smooth, white fertile
surface and white hairs of the sterile surface
fringe around the rim of the cup.
Photo © John Plischke III.
Figure 3. Dasyscyphus virgineus.
Photo © George Barron.
Figure 4. Dasyscyphus virgineus. Photo © John