Fungus ID'd by Fleur as Helvella leucomelaena or White-footed Elf Cup

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Joanna Savage

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I am guessing that this is a fungus. Any help welcome.
« Last Edit: June 20, 2017, 08:38:32 PM by Fleur Pavlidis »



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Looks like it belongs to the order Pezizales, maybe in the genus Peziza, many of these are saprophytic fungi growing on rotting wood. They are shaped like cups and have no stalk.
« Last Edit: June 20, 2017, 08:39:18 PM by Fleur Pavlidis »
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Fleur Pavlidis

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Re: Fungus?
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2015, 09:33:10 PM »
This is Helvella leucomelaena with the fancy common name of White-footed Elf Cup. Photo taken by Stavros Apostolou on Mt hymettos.
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