Urnula craterium, image by Karen Wise of Mississippi Cup fungi such as the Devil's Urn, Urnula craterium, at the right usually are most abundant during cool, early spring weather, and again in the fall. The cuplike fruiting bodies usually have no stalk, and are attached directly to the ground. The spore-bearing surface is found inside the cup. The largest cups in the picture are about 1.5 inches across (4 cm). You can see that this species grows on wood.

There are lots of cup fungi, of different colors, sizes and living in different habitats. I'll have pictures of more of them later on.