Peziza succosa

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Peziza succosa

28 September 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Cup shaped, or flattened, inner surface pale to dark brown, smooth, outer surface whitish or yellowish, scurfy, attached to the soil by a short stem, to about 6cm across

Flesh

Whitish, firm, when broken exuding a sap which turns yellow

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Late summer to autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

On soil in woods

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, warty, 2 oil drops (17-21) x (9.5-11.5)µm2. Asci (300-330)x(12-15)µm2. Paraphyses equal, septate, slightly swollen at tips.

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

This fungus is easily recognised by the yellow staining sap: the colour may be seen by dabbing some on a white tissue

Additional Photographs

Peziza succosa

28 September 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin