Name: Peziza succosa
Citation: British Fungi: no. 156 (1841)
Fruiting Body: Cup-shaped when young, remaining so in maturity, or becoming saucer-shaped; when clustered becoming pinched and contorted; 1.5-6 cm across; upper surface bald, beige to grayish brown or yellowish brown (or, in age, yellow); undersurface bald or very finely fuzzy, pale (often contrasting with the inner surface when fresh and young), sometimes stained yellow to greenish yellow; stem absent; attached to the substrate at a central location; odor and taste not distinctive; flesh whitish to brownish, when squeezed exuding a juice that stains surfaces bright yellow to greenish yellow.
Spore Print: White.
Microscopic Features: Spores 15-17.5 × 7-8.5 µ; at maturity warty; ellipsoid; biguttulate. Asci eight-spored; with blue tips in Melzer’s reagent; up to 350 × 18 µ. Paraphyses with rounded or subclavate apices 3-7 µ wide.
Created: 2007-06-18 23:46:09 MST (-0700) by Nathan Wilson (nathan)
Last modified: 2013-12-31 21:02:24 MST (-0700) by Tim Sage (NMNR)
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