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Yellowing Cup

Peziza succosa


Peziza succosa is a species of apothecial fungus belonging to the family Pezizaceae. Cup-shaped when young, and usually remaining so in maturity; when clustered becoming pinched and contorted; 2-5 cm across; upper surface smooth, brown to grayish brown or olive brown; outer surface smooth or finely granular, pale (often contrasting with the inner surface when fresh and young), sometimes stained yellow to greenish yellow; stem absent; attached to the substrate at a central location; odor and taste not distinctive; flesh whitish to grayish, when squeezed exuding a juice that stains surfaces bright yellow to greenish yellow


This is a European fungus which appears in summer and autumn as grey or brown saucers up to 10 cm (3.9 in) in diameter on soil in woodland, often at pathsides.


Spotted in river Homem félinhos beach,in a mix forest of caducifolien trees

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Some years ago(10\15) i began with wildbirds wach,and i take that seriously,making field work for Atlas project for bird identification in portugal,so my first big interest was birds,and still is :-) but to spott i needed a much more better photo equipement ,and to take much more time to make good bird photos :-) but in the end i realy could interest me for any kind of nature prismas :_)

injica 7 years ago

I'm so into nature that I still can determinate my preferences ;) I guess I am happy as long sth. is new and unseen! have to wait for some warm time to maybe change my mind and perhaps finally decide what is better: plants, animals, fungus...;)

Thanks Injica for your kind words,this season was a turning point in my PN story :-) i became completly "in love" with fungi world,it was a very humid winter and warm too,so it was a ideal season for mushrooms,i discover an amazing diversity of them,never imagined that was possible ,from now one i'am a fungi guy :-) i'am interested in every aspects of nature,but i "search" for fungi's :-)

injica 7 years ago

Won't mention my frustration, oh lucky you! :) will stare long to the photos and pretend that here is warm too :) good luck with more spotting

Yeap,this winter was very rainy and the beganing of spring too,but temperature,only stay negative for one or two nigths(-2cº),so winter here is like your autum :-)

injica 7 years ago

Sure it is, can see that you have a lot of patience ;) I would hev patience if it wouldn't be about this crazy cold weather, lucky you in Portugal, suppose is already some time spring there :)

Thanks Injica,to see these kind of tiny fungi,you need to walk bended so your eyes stay 1m from the floor,otherwise it's almost impossible to see this ones,they have the colours of the environement what make the task even more dificult,but is a question of patience :-)

injica 7 years ago

really keen eye to detect this :)

Thanks Mayra for you nice comment

MayraSpringmann 7 years ago


Braga, Portugal

Spotted on Mar 17, 2013
Submitted on Mar 17, 2013

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