Peziza repanda

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Peziza repanda

On soil. 29 April 2008 Bedfordshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Cup shaped, often irregular, inner surface yellow-brown to dark brown, smooth, outer surface whitish to pale brown, finely scurfy, attached to the substrate by a short stem, to about 12cm across

Flesh

Pale yellow-brown, brittle

Smell

Mushroomy

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Spring to autumn

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

On soil, sawdust, straw, rotten wood and rotted manure

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (15-17) x (8-10)µm2. Asci (260-300)x(13-14)µm2. Paraphyses equal, septate, tips slightly swollen.

Edibility

Unknown

Notes

Specimens growing on rotted manure may be confused with P. vesiculosa. Note that most Peziza species cannot be identified without microscopy.

Additional Photographs

Peziza repanda

On straw and manure. 1 May 2008 Bedfordshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Peziza repanda

On a rotten Beech trunk. 23 May 2009 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Peziza repanda

Asci. 29 April 2008 Bedfordshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Peziza repanda

Asci and paraphyses. 1 May 2008 Bedfordshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin