Blistered Cup

Peziza vesiculosa

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Blistered Cup Peziza vesiculosa Bull. (illustrated 40% life size) Cup 3–8cm across, often in clusters, cup-shaped, margin often strongly inrolled, sessile; inner surface pale yellowish-buff, often wrinkled, outer light buff, very scurfy. Flesh light buff; brittle. Spores 20–24Γ—11–14ΒΌ, elliptical, smooth. Asci 380Γ—25ΒΌ, blued at the tip by iodine. Habitat on manure, rotting straw, and rich soil; all year. Frequent. Poisonous unless well cooked.

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