Observation 7679: Peziza violacea Pers. (Site ID) (Geoscypha violacea)

Traveled with Doug to Dennis’ Sierra Mushroom class.

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25% (3)
Recognized by sight: Brown cup with a purplish center.
52% (3)
Recognized by sight: Need to look at the spores to separate from P. violacea.
84% (1)
Based on microscopic features: See observation 7822

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By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2008-06-04 21:03:36 MDT (-0600)

I was using Tylutki, E. E. 1979. Mushrooms of Idaho and the Pacific Northwest Discomycetes, but the online keys by the Pacific Northwest Key Council has both species in couplet 11.

Dennis Desjardin also has both in “Spring Fungi of the Sierra Nevada” booklet for his class at Yuba Pass.

By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-06-04 12:42:26 MDT (-0600)

Darvin – what are the differences in the spores that one should look for here?