Observation 11485: Peziza Dill. ex Fr.
When: 2008-09-21
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Thes cup fungi were growing on two chunks of wood; nearby were numerous LBMs (obs. 11483), seen in the backgrounds of the photos of the largest cup.

First three photos show the largest cup. Next photo shows a clump of smaller cups elsewhere on the same piece of wood. Next three show a very small cup that may or may not be the same species growing on a different, but close by, piece of wood. This one was less than a centimeter in its longest dimension and is probably just the youngest of the bunch rather than being a different species.

There had been a thunderstorm at around 4:30 PM on the twentieth, with quite a hard rain. Total rainfall where I live was minor, but in Pembroke it exceeded half a centimeter according to official (Environment Canada) records.

So it may not be that surprising that I found at least ten distinct species of mushroom within a region of only a few square meters in one of the damper parts of those woods when I went there the next day. Besides these cup fungi and the mushrooms:

Close by was an earth tongue (obs. 11486) and at least three other agaric species (obs. 11480, 11481, and 11482); not much farther away was a bolete (obs. 11479).

On a fairly close by log was a pink mushroom (obs. 11478) and on another were several small brown cortinarii with yellow gills (obs. 11476), and close by these there were some scattered yellow mushrooms (obs. 11467).

There were more agarics nearby that I ignored, so the total species count was probably closer to 15 than 10.

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