Name: Peziza phyllogena
Citation: Mycogr., Vol. 1. Discom. (London): 148, fig. 251 (1877)
Deprecated Synonyms: Peziza badioconfusa Korf, Galactinia badioconfusa (Korf) Svrček & Kubička, Peziza olivacea (Boud.) Sacc. & P. Syd., Galactinia olivacea (Boud.) Boud., Plicaria olivacea (Boud.) Keissl., Aleuria olivacea Boud.
Misspellings: Peziza badio-confusa
Fruiting Body: Cup-shaped when young, often flattening with age and/or becoming irregularly shaped; when clustered often becoming pinched and contorted; 3-15 cm across; upper surface smooth, brown to reddish brown, purplish brown, or olive brown; outer surface roughened or finely mealy to granular with tiny, reddish to orangish fibers, especially toward the margin; stem absent; attached to the substrate at a central location; odor and taste not distinctive; flesh brownish and brittle.
Spore Print: White.
Chemical Reactions: KOH negative on all surfaces; Melzer’s reagent blackish blue on upper surface of mature specimens.
Microscopic Features: Spores 14-21 × 6.5-10.5 µ; at maturity finely roughened-warty; often developing smooth apical caps; fusoid-elliptical when immature, becoming elliptical. Asci eight-spored; with blue tips in Melzer’s reagent; up to 285 × 15 µ. Paraphyses 4-5 µ wide; cylindric; with rounded, non-swollen tips.
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