Peziza is a large genus of saprophytic cup fungi that grow on the ground, rotting wood, or dung. Most members of this genus are of unknown edibility and are difficult to identify as separate species without use of microscopy. The polyphyletic genus has been estimated to contain over 100 species.[1]

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Peziza species
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Pezizomycetes
Order: Pezizales
Family: Pezizaceae
Genus: Peziza
Dill. ex Fries (1822)
Type species
Peziza vesiculosa
Bull. (1790)
Tease mount[clarification needed] of Peziza spp. fruit body


Species include:


  1. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford, UK: CAB International. p. 512. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8.
  2. ^ Smith M. (2014). "A new hypogeous Peziza species that forms ectomycorrhizas with Quercus in California". North American Fungi. 9 (4): 1–10. doi:10.2509/naf2014.009.004 (inactive 31 May 2021).CS1 maint: DOI inactive as of May 2021 (link)
  3. ^ Frank JL. (2013). "The olive goblet: Peziza oliviae, a new cup fungus growing underwater in Oregon". Mycotaxon. 126: 183–90. doi:10.5248/126.183.

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