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.

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