Peziza violacea

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Peziza violacea

7 October 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Cup shaped, then flattened, inner surface smooth, purple, underside granular, pale purple, to about 4 cm across

Flesh

Brittle, whitish

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Spring to autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

On old fire sites

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, finely warty (11.5-13.5) x (6-7)µm2. Paraphyses curved, thickened at the tips.

Edibility

Inedible