When: 2017-09-13

Collection location: Homer, Alaska, USA [Click for map]

59.0°N 151.0°E [Click for map]

Who: Tania (tapatiro )

No specimen available

p ascomycota, subp pezizomycotina, c pezizomycetes, o pezizales (1 order in pezizomycetes) , f pezizaceae, g eziza, sp arvernensis

habitat- conifers
trees nearby- spruce, alder
substrate- leaf litter, needles
habit- solitary


Proposed Names

50% (1)
Used references: Laursen’s “Alaska’s Mushrooms”
28% (1)
Used references: Ascomycete Fungi of NA

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Cup fungi…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2017-12-20 19:31:10 EST (-0500)

can be very difficult to ID by readily visible features alone. A microscope and some chemicals are generally necessary, and even then species ID can be tricky.

By: Tania (tapatiro )
2017-12-20 17:43:16 EST (-0500)

thanks for your notes! i did put the wrong name, i changed it to Peziza. i used my alaska’s mushrooms guidebook by g laursen, it looks most like that species listed on page 151 of his book, but you very well could be correct with your otidea specoes idea. i don’t know mushrooms very well, i am taking a college course and entering my photos here is part of the class, but i have learned lots and i am looking forward to autumn with renewed interest!

Tania, I believe…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2017-12-19 17:22:48 EST (-0500)

you have paired a family name (Pezizaceae) with a species name (avernensis). Do you mean “Peziza avernensis”?

These tallish cups look like a species of Otidea to me. They appear to feature lengthwise splits.

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