Observation 172014: Peziza succosa Berk.
When: 2014-07-30
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Found on bare soil or nearly attached to bryophytes on the side of mixed hardwood forest path. In close vicinity to several fruiting Amanita sp. Definitely not as large as P. succosa nor are the spores as distinctly ornamented, also not the right coloration for P. michelii.

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Proposed Names

-27% (1)
Recognized by sight: Quite small 5mm – 10mm with brownish interior w/ hints of purple; exterior greenish-grey; injured parts eventually turn yellow
Used references: Le Gal, M. 1940. Quelques Galactinia de la flore francaise. Rev. de Mycol. 5:113 and http://www.ambmuggia.it/forum/topic/8933-peziza-succosella/
Based on microscopic features: Small spores w/ majority uniguttulate (some biguttulate or multiguttulate); paraphyses filiform, septate, slightly enlarged at tip possessing brownish granulations
82% (1)
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Based on microscopic features: After examining a near identical specimen this weekend, I believe that the spores in these photos are simply immature, hence the lack of ornamentation and the inconsistent guttulation. However, most keys describe P. succosa as being between 2-5cm in size and these specimens are all on the very small end and smaller than 2cm.

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I don’t know what else it could be…
By: Josh Kielsmeier-Cook (Josh KC)
2014-08-01 07:00:18 CDT (-0500)

Walt, do you know of any other species like this?

North American record?
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2014-07-31 22:41:06 CDT (-0500)

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