Peziza varia

Description

This cup shaped fungus is mainly brown in colour and distinguished by having flesh in layers (visible with a handlens). the fruit body grows to 5-6cm and can be solitary and found in small groups.

There are other very similar species in this genus which means that detailed examination of an actual specimen is generally needed to identify the exact species. A red box around the image indicates that we think it is likely to be this species but can't be 100% certain.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

On soil, rotted wood or sometimes on woodchips.

UK Status

Widespread but occasional.

VC55 Status

Occasional.

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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