Observation 93171: Peziza phyllogena Cooke

Could be a Peziza sp. possibly… Fruiting intermixed with Morchella sp. in bark mulch that was laid in Spring 2011. Deep, burgundy red color-emitting a smoky haze of spores when tapped or handled. Very fragile flesh.

Largest specimens were 8-10cm around.

Temp: upper 60’s, partly cloudy.

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Good to know-
By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2012-04-23 15:23:19 PDT (-0700)

about breathing in the spores. Haven’t started hacking up a lung yet(knock on wood) but I was lucky enough not to try and catch an image of the spore release while hovering over any specimens. Thanks again Dan!

Do not Breath
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2012-04-22 20:17:41 PDT (-0700)

Do not breath the spores. I was coughing up lung butter for two weeks after this encounter with Peziza phyllogena:

Thanks Dan!
By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2012-04-22 20:02:02 PDT (-0700)

So glad to know this species now- much appreciate :)

Created: 2012-04-22 16:56:42 PDT (-0700)
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