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|Peziza vesiculosa or Blistered Cup one of the cup forming fungi with no stem but as you can see from this one the cup bit of the name in this species is a bit of a loose term as it often forms a very irregular twisted - inrolled edge fruiting body, some times in large groups, you can see a 2nd one emerging just below the main one. Usually it is found on rotting straw or manure heaps or other masses of rotting vegitation, here though the fruiting body of the cup is emerging from a cemenent motar joint 6" 150mm up in the brick wall of our office. It must be presumed that under the foundations and tarmac there is some organic material for it to grow in and now it is ready to spread it's spore it has sent a fillament up and found the weak point in the who lot and as this bit of wall is damp from a damaged gutter, see how green the surrounding wall is. and it is also covered in splashed up bit of stone from the floor from where the lads wash their vans with a pressure washer.|
Hope you like and agree with my ident of it yours Robert
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- [2006-01-30 12:23]
Very unusual and nice note. TFS
The photo is great. The identification put a question mark in my head. Some time ago I photographed a Peziza specie that I identified as Peziza vesiculosa, but looks quite different from yours. Yesterday I tried to re-identify it (upon the picture) but I couldn't come close to anything else.
I'll try to post it soon, maybe you'll have an ideea.
- [2006-02-07 5:21]
Hello Rob, that's an odd looking fungi. Nice shot, good details and a nice composition. Very well done.