The mushrooms


Peziza badia.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Bay Cup, Kastanienbrauner Becherling, Pézize brune
Peziza badia 2 Mushroom
Ref No: 8517
Buy this image
Peziza badia Mushroom
Ref No: 8518
Buy this image
location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Brown, Grey to beige
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Cup shaped
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
flesh: Flesh exudes white or watery latex (milk) when cut, Flesh granular or brittle
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows on the ground

Peziza badia Pers. ex Mérat Kastanienbrauner Becherling Pézize brune, Bay Cup. Cup 3–8cm across, cup-shaped, irregularly wavy with age, sessile, inner surface olive-brown, outer reddish-brown and slightly scurfy. Flesh thin, reddish-brown, yielding watery juice. Asci 330 x 15µ, blued at the tip by iodine. Spores elliptical, containing two oil drops, irregularly reticulate, 17–20 x 9–12µ. Habitat on soil especially on open clay banks or paths. Season late summer to autumn. Common. Edible when well cooked, poisonous if eaten raw. Distribution, America and Europe.

© 2001-2008 Rogers Plants Ltd. All rights reserved. The text and photographs on this site may not be reproduced in any form without the written permission of Rogers Plants Ltd. Please see our Terms and Conditions. Site by Glide Technologies Ltd. Poisoning Disclaimer.
Don't forget to visit our sister site RogersRoses.