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Peziza phyllogena Small brown cup fungus with brittle flesh. They were about 2 cm wide, but there was a larger one nearby that was at least 3 cm wide. They could have been growing on buried wood, but I&rsquo;m not sure.<br />
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Habitat: Growing in moss along a hiking trail in a deciduous forest Geotagged,Peziza phyllogena,Spring,United States,cup fungus,fungus,peziza Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Peziza phyllogena

Small brown cup fungus with brittle flesh. They were about 2 cm wide, but there was a larger one nearby that was at least 3 cm wide. They could have been growing on buried wood, but I’m not sure.

Habitat: Growing in moss along a hiking trail in a deciduous forest

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  1. What a cool find, and fantastic shot! Posted 3 months ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy! Posted 3 months ago

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''Peziza phyllogena'', commonly known as the common brown cup or the pig-ear cup, is a species of fungus in the family Pezizaceae. A saprobic species, the fungus produces brownish, cup-shaped fruit bodies that grow singly or in clusters on either soil or well-rotted wood. It is found in Europe, North America, and Iceland, where it fruits in the spring.

Similar species: Pezizales
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded May 12, 2019. Captured May 11, 2019 14:28 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm