Peziza badioconfusa

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Peziza badioconfusa Korf (illustrated 40% life size) Cup 3–10cm across, deeply cup-shaped, becoming irregular, sessile; inner surface dull reddish-brown, outer surface similar, roughened, unpolished. Flesh brittle. Spores 17–21Γ—8–10ΒΌ, ellipsoid, finely warted, containing 2 oil drops. Asci about 140Γ—12ΒΌ; amyloid. Habitat singly or in groups on humus or beside old logs; early summer. Rare. Said to be edible.

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