Growing on a waterlogged towel in my basement after it partially flooded. Ascocarps with a short stipe. Paraphyses with inflated apices. Asci operculate with 8 uniseriate spores. Spores smooth, hyaline and eguttulate. Spore measurements: (13.5) 13.9 – 15.3 (16.4) × (8.3) 8.6 – 9.5 (9.8) µm, Q = (1.4) 1.5 – 1.76 (1.8); N = 30, Me = 14.7 × 9 µm; Qe = 1.6.

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DSC_3575 crop.jpg
DSC_3590 100x in Melzer's.JPG
DSC_3598 Asci, paraphyses and spores at 400x in Melzer's.JPG
DSC_3605 Ectal excipulum at 400x in Melzer's.JPG

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Used references: Beug, M., Bessette, A. E., & Bessette, A. R. (2014). Ascomycete fungi of North America: a mushroom reference guide (Vol. 69). University of Texas Press.
Hansen, K., Læssøe, T., & Pfister, D. H. (2002). Phylogenetic diversity in the core group of Peziza inferred from ITS sequences and morphology. Mycological Research, 106(8), 879-902.
Korf, R. P. (1973). Discomycetes and tuberales. The fungi, vol. IV A, 249-319.
Seaver, F. J. (1942). The North American Cup-fungi:(operculates): Supplement.
Spooner, B. (2001). The larger cup fungi in Britain–part 3: The genera Peziza and Plicaria. Field Mycology, 2(2), 51-59.
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