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 M
ushrooms of North America
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Ascomycetes
(True morels, false morels, cup fungi, earth tongues)

Peziz and relatives
Cup Fungi

Is the cup bright orange, with or without blue stains?

Yes

Is the cup another color? .........  ..................................

Yes

 

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Does the cup have conspicuous stains?

Yes

Is the cup without stains? ....................   ........................

Yes

 

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You have a Caloscypha fulgens

 

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You have a Aleuria aurantia

 

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Is the cup deep scarlet?

Yes

Is the cup another color?

Yes

 

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Is it cup-shaped, flattened or deep urn-shaped?

Yes

Is the cup shaped like a rabbit's ear?

Yes

 

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Is it cup-shaped or flattened? ........  ...................... 

Yes

Is it deep-gray, urn shaped on a long gray stalk?

Yes

 

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Does it have shades of brown; flattened to cup-shaped, even turned under?

Yes

Is the cup deep,, partially buried, pink inside; margin splitting?  ...............................

Yes

 

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Is it cup-shaped; rich brown?

Yes

Is it flattened; tan to dark brown?

Yes

 

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You have a Peziza badia

 

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You have a Discina perlata

 

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You have a Sarcoscypha coccinea

 

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You have an Ontidia smithii

 

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You have an Urnula craterium

 

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You have an Sarcosphaera coronaria

 

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