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Peziza badia

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Peziza badia

11 October 2010 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Cup shaped, irregular, brown to reddish brown, to about 9 cm across

Flesh

Firm, brown

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Late summer to autumn

Distribution

Common

Habitat

Usually on soil, occasionally on rotten wood

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, patterned, 2 droplets (17-20) x (9-12)µm2. Paraphyses equal, septate, tips slightly swollen. Asci tips blued in iodine.

Edibility

Poisonous unless well cooked

Additional Photographs

Peziza badia

11 October 2010 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Peziza badia

An ascus viewed with a x40 microscope objective. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin