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Fungi: Ascomycota: Pezizomycetes: Pezizales: Pyronemataceae: Geopyxis carbonaria (Alb. & Schwein.) Sacc., 1889

Geopyxis carbonaria – Stalked bonfire cup

Synonyms: Aleuria carbonaria, Peziza carbonaria, Peziza cupularis, Pustularia carbonaria.

Common name: stalked bonfire cup.

Russian name: Geopiksis ugolnyy.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Geopyxis carbonaria is a species of fungus in the genus Geopyxis, family Pyronemataceae. First described to science in 1805, and given its current name in 1889, the species is commonly known as the charcoal loving elf-cup, dwarf acorn cup, stalked bonfire cup, or pixie cup. The small, goblet-shaped fruitbodies of the fungus are reddish-brown with a whitish fringe and measure up to 2 cm (0.8 in) across. They have a short, tapered stalk. Fruitbodies are commonly found on soil where brush has recently been burned, sometimes in great numbers. The fungus is distributed throughout many temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. It is found in Europe, Turkey, and North America. Although it is primarily a saprotrophic species, feeding on the decomposing organic matter remaining after a fire, it also forms biotrophic associations with the roots of Norway spruce.

Photos of this mushroom from the area of St. Petersburg, Russia

Charcoal loving elf-cup fungus (<B>Geopyxis carbonaria</B>) on a bonfire site along a road around Kavgolovskoe Lake near Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-07-25.htm">July 25, 2017</A>
LinkCharcoal loving elf-cup fungus (Geopyxis carbonaria) on a bonfire site along a road around Kavgolovskoe Lake near Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, July 25, 2017
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Токсовское городское поселение
Stalked bonfire cup fungus (<B>Geopyxis carbonaria</B>) on a bonfire site along a road around Kavgolovskoe Lake near Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-07-25.htm">July 25, 2017</A>
LinkStalked bonfire cup fungus (Geopyxis carbonaria) on a bonfire site along a road around Kavgolovskoe Lake near Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, July 25, 2017
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Токсовское городское поселение
Charcoal loving elf-cup fungus (<B>Geopyxis carbonaria</B>) in moss on a bonfire site along a road around Kavgolovskoe Lake near Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-07-25.htm">July 25, 2017</A>
LinkCharcoal loving elf-cup fungus (Geopyxis carbonaria) in moss on a bonfire site along a road around Kavgolovskoe Lake near Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, July 25, 2017
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Токсовское городское поселение
Stalked bonfire cup fungus (<B>Geopyxis carbonaria</B>) in area of Kavgolovskoe Lake near Oselki - Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-08-09.htm">August 9, 2017</A>
LinkStalked bonfire cup fungus (Geopyxis carbonaria) in area of Kavgolovskoe Lake near Oselki - Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, August 9, 2017
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Токсовское городское поселение
Stalked bonfire cup mushrooms (<B>Geopyxis carbonaria</B>) near Shchuchye Lake in Komarovo, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-06.htm">September 6, 2017</A>
LinkStalked bonfire cup mushrooms (Geopyxis carbonaria) near Shchuchye Lake in Komarovo, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 6, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Курортный район, Государственный природный заказник Озеро Щучье
Stalked bonfire cup fungus (<B>Geopyxis carbonaria</B>) on a bonfire site west from Kavgolovo Lake near Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-05-19.htm">May 19, 2019</A>
LinkStalked bonfire cup fungus (Geopyxis carbonaria) on a bonfire site west from Kavgolovo Lake near Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, May 19, 2019
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Токсовское городское поселение

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Acknowledgements

Russian web-forums Planeta Gribov, V Kontakte, and Griby Sredney Polosy for learning names of local mushrooms.

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