Observation 138368: Peziza Dill. ex Fr.
When: 2013-07-01
No herbarium specimen
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Taste & odor indistinct on this cup fungi found in mulch.

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Recognized by sight: Slight columnar base, slightly pinched cup fungus.

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By: Sam.Schaperow (SamSchaperow)
2013-07-02 17:29:03 EDT (-0400)

They’re very brittle. I can dry a section of one and then send it in a standard envelope, if that would be useful toward understanding it better. If that idea works, please email me an address. :)

I could try to get Nancy to look at it
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-07-02 01:29:45 EDT (-0400)

if you want to send half of the specimen out here.

I think this is a species that Arora mentions in Mushrooms Demystified. Gilkey also mentioned it. Not found in wood chips, though. Maybe not the same thing.

Pezizas are thought, according to Gilkey, to have been the predecessors of true truffles. Gradually the cup-shape and epigeous habitat gave way to a hypogeous form that never really opens completely.

VERY interesting.

By: Sam.Schaperow (SamSchaperow)
2013-07-01 23:18:56 EDT (-0400)

Good question, Daniel. It was in wood chips.

What kind of mulch, Sam?
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-07-01 23:14:53 EDT (-0400)

Wood chips? Straw? Something else?

This resembles a hypogeous Peziza. A missing link, so to speak, between the ascomycetes and truffles.

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