Observation 98883: Otidea (Pers.) Bonord.

When: 2012-07-01

Collection location: Beaver Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Bob Zuberbuhler (Bob Z)

No specimen available

This small, cup-shaped fungus was found in wood chip mulch in a flower garden and was rooted in soil. The cap was 1" across and 1" tall and the upper rim was slightly inturned. One side of the cup was deeply cleft and the sides of the cleft overlapped.

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Used references: Arora, Mushrooms Demystified.
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Thanks, Bob.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-07-02 10:29:16 CDT (-0400)

This is either a Peziza or Otidea.

I’ve always understood
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-07-02 00:47:54 CDT (-0400)

that 1’ means 1 foot, and 1" means 1 inch. So this sporocarp was a foot high and a foot tall? “The cap was 1’ across and 1’ tall and the upper rim was slightly inturned.” AMAZING! Much larger than anything I’ve seen before. I’d best destroy the Otidea suggestion, as a foot is much larger than Otideas I’m familiar with.

Created: 2012-07-01 20:23:41 CDT (-0400)
Last modified: 2012-07-02 11:44:42 CDT (-0400)
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