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Violet Fairy Cup (Peziza violacea) Growing on soil and detritus near a mixed forest edge. <br />
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Violet Fairy Cup (Peziza violacea)

Growing on soil and detritus near a mixed forest edge.

Violet Fairy Cup (Peziza violacea) Growing on soil and detritus near a mixed forest edge. <br />
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Violet Fairy Cup (Peziza violacea) Growing on soil and detritus near a mixed forest edge. <br />
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    comments (8)

  1. That's a really cool find, Lisa! Posted one month ago
    1. Thank you, Ferdy! I was going for a gentle walk near the forest edge (in some of the less hilly sections), and I first saw this mushroom poking out of the leaf litter. When I was stooped down, I saw this one (and another mushroom I haven't posted yet) too!
      Hygrocybe cantharellus? Growing on a rotting piece of wood in a dense mixed forest. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/103491/hygrocybe_cantharellus.html<br />
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      Posted one month ago
      1. Nice, a "cluster observation". Finding one, leading to many. Makes you wonder how much we miss. Posted one month ago
        1. So true, Ferdy. So often, I look quick and see nothing until I stoop down and look closely, only to be amazed at how much is actually there. It's easy to miss. Posted one month ago
  2. VERY beautiful! Posted one month ago
    1. Thank you, Twinsie! I may have squealed a little bit :) Posted one month ago
  3. Love pezizas! Posted one month ago
    1. Me too! Especially when they are vibrant in color! Posted one month ago

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''Peziza violacea'', commonly known as the violet fairy cup or the violet cup fungus, is a species of fungus in the genus ''Peziza'' of the family Pezizaceae. As both it common names and specific epithet suggest, the cup-shaped fruiting bodies are violet colored on the interior surface. ''P. violacea'' is typically found growing on burnt soil.

Similar species: Pezizales
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Oct 24, 2020. Captured Oct 24, 2020 12:43 in 227 Oakman Rd NE, Oakman, GA 30732, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/25.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm