Observation 90955: Peziza repanda Pers.

When: 2012-03-25

Collection location: Sauvie Island, Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Sava Krstic (sava)

No specimen available

Common early spring Peziza in this area. Grows on cottonwood logs; sometimes on the ground/woody debris. The largest ones were over 15 cm and they are quite flattened.

Spores 14-17 × 9-10 microns. Paraphyses were difficult to find.

In the cross-section, there is a middle layer of hyphae parallel to the hymenium. On both sides of it are more or less round cells in a messy arrangement.

I’m unsure of the ID and would appreciate comments. In particular, I’m not sure if the spores I’m seeing are smooth or roughened. Guessing “smooth” is more likely, I gave repanda a higher vote than to arvernensis.

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Used references: Tylutki’s “Discomycetes”; PNW Key Council key; Fungi of Switzerland
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