No Common Name Peziza arenaria/howsei  Synonyms: Peziza arenaria, Peziza howsei.

Description:

Fruiting body: Cup/disc-shaped; margin smooth to finely scalloped, somewhat inrolled; brittle. Fertile surface: Violet to wine-colored (may be barely tinted). Infertile surface: Whitish/ochraceous; slightly granular. Stalk: None. Slightly off-center attachment to soil, pucker visible on fertile surface. Spores of the two species differ only in degree of roughness of exterior (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

Where to find:

Solitary or clustered on bare soil in forests.

There are 2 records in the project database.

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Peziza arenaria/howsei fruiting body in Howard Co., Maryland (6/22/2015). Note the granular infertile (exterior) surface. Verified by Alan Bessette. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Peziza arenaria/howsei in Howard Co., Maryland (6/22/2015). Fruiting bodies showing fertile (interior) surface. Verified by Alan Bessette. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores from Peziza arenaria/howsei collected in Howard Co., Maryland (6/22/2015). Verified by Alan Bessette. Oval/fusiform w/ 2 oil drops, patterned; measured 16.5-17.3 X 8.7-9.3 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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