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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Cup Fungi in Pembrey

Several cup fungi (ascomycetes) have been found in Pembrey forest and Country Park during the past month (February 2014).   The first, Peziza vesiculosa seems to have several English names. Blistered Cup Fungus as the inner cup surface has blister-like swellings (as in second photo), Barnyard Cup as it is frequently found on dung or manure heaps or Fawn Cup describing it's colour although several other cup fungi have similar coloration.

Microscopy is needed to measure spores (smooth 22-24x11-12µ) and view other micro features.

These Peziza vesiculosa were found on wood-chip in the camping/caravn area of the country Park (SN 405 010).

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