Observation 66391: Peziza badia Pers.

When: 2011-04-23

Collection location: Roundtree Park, Annandale, Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Sava Krstic (sava)

No specimen available

Growing along trail, in a oak+maple+elm forest.

Spore size up to 20 × 10 microns.

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By: Sava Krstic (sava)
2011-04-27 23:28:39 PDT (-0700)

Irene, thanks for your comment. I looked at descriptions in Swiss-1 and Besettte-Besette-Fischer and they both mention olive-brown fertile surface. The range for the spore size is smaller in Swiss-1 (17.5-18.5 × 10-11) and the spores look a bit different in their drawing.

I saw a few paraphyses that match the shape in Swiss-1, except for the septa which my eyes didn’t see.

It seems to be a common mushroom there. I saw the groups of them in 2-3 places, some rather large, over 10 cm.

I don’t know
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-04-26 23:58:37 PDT (-0700)

what it is, but the olive tint in the fruitbodies, and apical swellings on the spores, suggest something else, not badia.

Created: 2011-04-26 23:38:06 PDT (-0700)
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