Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Ascomycota   Family: Pezizaceae

Peziza badia  Pers.

Bay Cup

One of the commonest member of this genus, found on woodland tracks, thin soil, meadow borders and similar. Quite variable in colour from light brown to deep chocolate brown

Hansen & Knudsen (2000) Nordic Macromycetes, Vol.1: Ascomycetes
Overall (2017) Fungi: Mushroom & Toadstools of parks, gardens, heaths and woodlands
O'Reilly (2016) Fascinated by Fungi