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

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]

Peziza may come from the term for foot in Romance languages, perhaps in reference to their general lack of a stalk.


Species include:


  1. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA. (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford, UK: CAB International. p. 512.  
  2. ^ Frank JL. (2013). "The olive goblet: Peziza olive, a new cup fungus growing underwater in Oregon". Mycotaxon 126: 183–90.  

External links

  • Peziza in Index Fungorum.
  • speciesPezizaPhotos of a few
  • speciesPezizaPhotos of a few

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