Observation 123243: Geopyxis carbonaria (Alb. & Schwein.) Sacc.
When: 2013-01-20
Who: zaca
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Maximum diameter of cups ~2 cm.

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I think you are right.
By: zaca
2013-01-24 13:52:19 EST (-0500)

I think this is not Aleuria, which has more open cups, a more shiny hymenium and different colours inside and outside, or, more precisely, is not _A. aurantia, that I know already. On the other hand, I found very similar photos of two _ Geopyxis spp._, G. carbonaria and G. majalis. These are distinguished by the habitat: the former grows on burned soil and the latter not. Then I remembered that last summer there was a big fire at the zone and the location of the observation was affected by it. In fact, this is still visible in the photos attached. Thus I think that most probably this is G. carbonaria.
Thanks, Danny, for the hint.

awfully big for Cheilymenia
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-01-23 18:16:35 EST (-0500)

unless there are spp. with 2cm diameters out there I’m unaware of. that genus is typically fimicolous as well.

looks like a combination of Aleuria and Geopyxis

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