Observation 19181: Peziza Dill. ex Fr.

When: 2009-03-06

Collection location: Memphis, Tennessee, USA [Click for map]

Who: mdpatrick

No specimen available

It was growing in a garden surrounded by vegetation, as well as compost and coffee grounds. The ground was quite moist.

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Copyright © 2009 Neurotic
Notable to me, were the way the edges seemed to be divided into little, recognizable sections at the top. Color seems closest to real life in this one.
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Coloring is different because I changed the lighting. The lighting is most off to me in this one.

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Aleuria color
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-03-07 18:02:23 CST (-0500)

Just look at my photo of Aleuria cestrica – this is a very rare species with bright to dark yellow apothecia; I also found A.luteonitens which is yellow.
Aleuria isn’t associated with mosses, has more or less warted spores, the ascus tip is not blued by iodine, it has no hairs at the margin of the cup but a true delimitation is still not clear as far as I know for some mycologists still keep species of Sowerbyella within the ranks of Aleuria, e.g. S.rhenana which also is bright yellow and of whom I have analogue photos only.

About Aleuria
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-03-07 17:34:26 CST (-0500)

The synonym is named “Aleuria vesiculosa (Bull.) Gillet”. It means that a frenchman named Gillet proposed and published the name Aleuria for a whole genus of cup fungi. I don’t know what characters this particular genus was supposed to have, but it wasn’t the colour (something about the spores I think). I his mind it included a lot of Peziza species, even a Tarzetta.

By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-03-07 15:40:46 CST (-0500)

Yesterday when I changed name to Peziza sp. I also first thought of Peziza vesiculosa but this is an European species and I don’t know of its occurrence in America too. And yes, Aleuria v. is the same species. Maybe it’s the western antipode.

Peziza Vesiculosa, hmm…
By: mdpatrick
2009-03-07 13:13:00 CST (-0500)

I’ll buy it. I’m reading this rogermushroom’s page (http://healing-mushrooms.net/archives/peziza-vesiculosa.html). It seems to indicate vesiculosa enjoys straw and horse manure, of which, I forgot to mention, there is a little bit of in this garden.

I’m curious. The page mentions Aleuria Vesiculosa is a synonym, among others. Does this mean that some mycologist somewhere down the line thought looked like aleuria aurantia too? What’s with aleuria showing up again?

Here’s some more pictures of “aleuria vesiculosa” taken by someone else… definitely looks like the same fungus.