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Tarzetta cupularis

Observed: 16th April 2012 By: FenwickfieldFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Tarzetta cupularis
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Description:

tightly cup shaped even when mature,the margin irregularly and finely toothed,inner surface pale grey-buff,outer surface lighter due to its covering of fine pale down.Found in moss in damp mixed woodland only found three in total.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

jhn7's picture

Unfamiliar with this.

Having looked it up does it seem a little too big and early?
http://www.mushroomexpert.com/tarzetta_cupularis.html
Could it be Tazzeta catinus? Only a suggestion because as I say 'I know nothing'!!

Janet
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hard to say

You could be right I find these cup fungi rather hard unless they have very obvious features and then I still get them wrong hopefully we will get the knack of identifying these .

Sheila

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identification

I think your right I am going to change it to Peziza as I have had a look on the site and I don't think mine look's like that.

Thanks
Sheila

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