Charcoal Cup

Peziza echinospora

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Charcoal Cup Peziza echinospora P. Karst. (illustrated 50% life size) Cup 3–8cm across, cup-shaped, margin incurved, sessile; inner surface dark reddish-brown, outer whitish, flushed brown, scurfy. Flesh brown; thin. Spores 14–18Γ—7–9.5ΒΌ, oblong-elliptical, finely warted. Asci 300Γ—14ΒΌ, blued at the tip by iodine. Habitat on burnt wood and ground; late spring to autumn. Common. Not edible.

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