Peziza badia (Bay Cup)
Europe, North America
3-8 cm diameter * 1-2 cm tall
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Peziza badia, also known as Bay Cup, is a small, brown, irregular saucer that grows in small trooping groups, with some specimens fused together. It is commonly found on soil in woods, especially favouring bare path sides

Fruiting body upper (hymenial) surface is dark liver or olive-brown and smooth. The outer (lower) surface is more pallid reddish-brown, finely scurfy, and shallowly cup-shaped with a wavy, irregular margin. It is sessile (it has no stem). The flesh is reddish brown, brittle and thin, yielding a watery juice when broken. Spore print white.

Microscopic Features: Spores are ellipsoidal, measuring 17-20 x 9-12μm, and adorned with an irregular reticulate pattern (net-like design).

Peziza badia on the First Nature Web site.

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