Common Brown Cup Phylloscypha phyllogena (Cooke) Van Vooren    Synonyms: Peziza badioconfusa, Peziza phyllogena.
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Ascomycota   >   Class Pezizomycetes   >   Order Pezizales   >   Family Pezizaceae   >   Genus Phylloscypha   

Description:

Interior (fertile) surface usually olive-brown; exterior (infertile) surface reddish-brown; brittle. May be cup-shaped to flat; margin even or irregular (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

Where to find:

A cup fungus found as singles or groups in either conifer or hardwood forests on ground or rotting wood (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 35 records in the project database.

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Common Brown Cup in Talbot Co., Maryland (4/23/2013). Determined by Lance Biechele. Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Common Brown Cup in Howard Co., Maryland (5/13/2013). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Common Brown Cup in Howard Co., Maryland (4/20/2016). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Common Brown Cup in Howard Co., Maryland (5/8/2018). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

A Common Brown Cup in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/11/2019). Identified via spore analysis by Bob Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Common Brown Cup in Carroll Co., Maryland (3/26/2020). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Common Brown Cup in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/15/2020). (c) Jane Hill, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jane Hill. (MBP list)

Common Brown Cup in Howard Co., Maryland (4/8/2018). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Common Brown Cup in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/2014). Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

Common Brown Cup spores (above) and an ascus (below) containing spores collected in Howard Co., Maryland (5/8/2018). Spores ellipsoid/fusiform w/ oil drops, roughened, hyaline; measured 17.3-20.6-5 x 8.7-9.4 microns. Ascus measured 276 x 11.3 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Common Brown Cup in Howard Co., Maryland (4/8/2018). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Common Brown Cup in Carroll Co., Maryland (3/26/2020). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Common Brown Cup spores from Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/11/2019). Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)


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