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On soil. 29 April 2008 Bedfordshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
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
Pale yellow-brown, brittle
Spring to autumn
On soil, sawdust, straw, rotten wood and rotted manure
Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (15-17) x (8-10)µm2. Asci (260-300)x(13-14)µm2. Asci tips blued in iodine. Paraphyses equal, septate, tips slightly swollen.
Specimens growing on rotted manure may be confused with P. vesiculosa. Note that most Peziza species cannot be identified without microscopy.
On straw and manure. 1 May 2008 Bedfordshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
On a rotten Beech trunk. 23 May 2009 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
Asci. 29 April 2008 Bedfordshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
Asci and paraphyses. 1 May 2008 Bedfordshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin