Cellar Cup

Peziza cerea

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Cellar Cup Peziza cerea Sowerby (illustrated life size) Cup 1–5cm across, cup-shaped, sessile; inner surface pale yellowish-buff, outer similarly coloured, scurfy, darkening towards base. Flesh whitish; firm; smell slight. Spores 14–17Γ—8–10ΒΌ, elliptical, smooth. Asci 350Γ—16ΒΌ, blued at the tip by iodine. Habitat on rotting sandbags, damp mortar, and soil between damp paving stones, often found in cellars; all year. Occasional. Not edible.

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