Pzize de Peters, Peziza petersii

To meet this fungus, Peters’ Pézize, it is advisable to walk on sites of old fires, usually little frequented, but interesting for their mycological curiosities elsewhere.

Pzize de Peters, Peziza petersii

Botanical

Scientific N. Peziza petersii

Synonyms Protean weevil, Galactinia petersii

Family Pezizaces

Hat cup-shaped, brown-gray, brownish reddish-brown, 4 7 cm

Hymenium smooth

Spores white spore

Ring absent

Pied absent

Chair thin, fragile and gray

Come back absent

Smell without particularity

Habitat and uses

Distribution France, Northern Hemisphere

Periodall year round but mainly in summer and autumn

Habitatin burnt areas and sometimes on forest ground or at the edge of trails

Possible confusionPeziza campbellii, Helvella acetabulum, Peziza badia

Toxicityinedible

Culinary interestwithout interest

Usesnon rfrencs

In the family Pézizaceae, Peters Pézize, Peziza petersii, is distinguished by its habitat, the scorched lands. To meet this Ascomycete with brown to grayish colors, it is advisable to walk on sites of old fires, usually uncrowded, but interesting for their mycological curiosities.

Description of Peters’s Pézize

the sporophore de la Pézize de Peters, also called apothecia, form a brown-gray pleated cut, brownish then reddish-brown. This apothecia which corresponds to the visible part of the fungus is quite large, it measures between 4 and 8 cm in diameter. The outer base of the cup, at ground level, is greyish to whitish. The outer part is also slightly paler than the inner part lined with the hymenium, the fertile part. In addition, the inside of the cup contains yellowish droplets. The margin, browning with age, is more or less wavy and irregular. The flesh is fine and fragile, immutable when cut and does not emit any particular odor.

Species saprophyte, its mycelium spreads through the soil in fine filaments, to feed on decaying organic matter.

Determination of Peziza petersii

The particular habitat of Peziza petersii, mainly burnt areas, allows to distinguish it from Helvella acetabulum, l’Helvelle en calice and of Peziza Bay. However, Peters’ Pézize is sometimes found in forest environments favorable to these two species. To avoid any confusion it is necessary to know, on the one hand, that the calyx Helvelle has a small white foot and develops more in the spring. And, on the other hand that Peziza Bay presents similar colors but tends slightly towards olive. However, another species by the name of Peziza campbellii grows in the same burned areas but its apothecia are fused and very large, measuring up to 20 cm in diameter.

Living environment

This fairly common Pézize grows on burnt soils or sometimes on forest soils and on the edges of paths, sandy or not. It particularly appreciates the burnt areas corresponding to sites of old fires and grows alone or in groups of a few individuals. Although Peziza petersii mainly found in summer and autumn, it is also possible to find it in spring and winter.

Species and varieties of Peziza

Most Pézizes are without culinary or indigestible interests:

  • Geopora sumneriana : Cedar pezize, brownish cut, grayish to cream
  • Helvella acetabulum : Helvelle calyx, gray-brownish to reddish-brown cup
  • Juicy fish : Pezize with yellow milk, cream cup, yellowish to brownish
  • Peziza vesiculosa : Vesicular pezize, ochraceous to brownish cream cut
  • Otidea onotica : Hare’s ear, yellowish-orange cut
  • Sarcoscypha jurana : Scarlet, pinkish and red to orange-red pezize
  • Bisporella citrina : very small cut, bright yellow
Cards of mushrooms of the same genus

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