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synonyms: Cellar Cup, Fali csészegomba, Wachsiger Becherling
Peziza cera Mushroom
Ref No: 8524
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Yellow, Grey to beige
normal size: Less than 5cm
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
flesh: Flesh granular or brittle
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows on the ground, Grows on plant material/manure

Peziza cerea Sow. ex Mérat syn. P. tectoria Cooke Wachsiger Becherling Fali csészegomba Cellar Cup. Cup 1–5cm across, cup-shaped, sessile, inner surface pale yellowish-buff, outer similarly coloured, scurfy, darkening towards the base. Flesh firm, whitish. Smell slight. Asci 350 x 16µ, blued at the tip by iodine. Spores elliptical, smooth, 14–17 x 8–10µ. Habitat on rotting sandbags, damp mortar and the soil between damp paving stones, often found in cellars. Season all year. Common. Not edible. Distribution, America and Europe.

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