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Plicaria endocarpoides
smooth fairy cup

Spores: 8--10 µm diameter

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Identification Notes:

Plicaria is a small genus whose species fruit in burned areas, usually in spring. They are similar to pezizas (and are included in Peziza by some mycologists), but have a dark brown to black fertile surface and spherical rather than ellipsoid spores. Plicaria endocarpoides produces dark brownish cup-shaped fruitbodies with a tendency to flatten out in age; the spores are smooth, 8--10 µm diameter.

Accepted Name:
Plicaria endocarpoides (Berk.) Rifai

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Plicaria endocarpoides in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Plicaria endocarpoides photos.

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