Observation 129764: Peziza Dill. ex Fr.
When: 2013-03-02
Who: tdoukas
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Several of these mushrooms were growing in close proximity, in moist soil, near a deciduous fruit tree. No real stem. The inside of the cup is black with a single off-white projection in the middle. The outside of the cup is a light beige. The largest mushroom seen in the group was less than 7 cm diameter.

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By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2013-03-03 18:02:18 CST (-0500)

Check out this field key and see if any of the descriptions fit.

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2013-03-03 17:12:47 CST (-0500)

No. Not with the color of the outside of the cup.

Any chance this is Helvella leucomelaena?
By: tdoukas
2013-03-03 17:10:19 CST (-0500)
Growths …
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2013-03-03 16:51:59 CST (-0500)

Look at the last four pictures of my post 128307. I have a Peziza with three growths in the center. It does seem odd though.

I’m guessing
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2013-03-03 14:02:08 CST (-0500)

that the pale projections are a result of environmental conditions or a mutation allowing the outside of the cup to partially emerge on the inside. This “piggyback effect” occurs with various fungi including a gilled mushroom growing on top of another gilled mushroom of the same species.

Only Peziza picture that has a projection in the center.
By: tdoukas
2013-03-03 12:55:50 CST (-0500)

I looked through the 21 pages of Peziza pictures on this site, but the specimens that I posted to the site are the only ones that have a projection in the center. The interior is black, and the projection is off-white. This projection seems to make this mushroom stand apart from the other Peziza. Any thoughts?

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2013-03-03 03:56:41 CST (-0500)

is a genus of mostly brown, tan or buff cup fungi. In many cases microscopic information is needed for identification to species. What I might suggest is clicking on advanced search at the top of the page. Type in Peziza and California. You can browse the pictures there to search for a match. Or maybe one of our west coast folks will recognize your find if it is common.

This photo doesn’t look like the photos in your link to “Peziza Dill”
By: tdoukas
2013-03-03 01:07:15 CST (-0500)

I clicked on your link for Peziza Dill, but the mushroom pictures didn’t look anything like the one in my photos. Do you have any other idea? Thank you!

What is this mushroom? There are 2 photos in the observation.
By: tdoukas
2013-03-02 16:48:22 CST (-0500)

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