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Fungi: Ascomycota: Pezizomycetes: Pezizales: Pezizaceae: Peziza violacea Pers. 1797

Peziza violacea – Violet cup fungus

Synonyms: Aleuria violacea, Galactinia violacea, Humaria violacea, Peziza praetervisa, Plicaria violacea.

Common name: violet cup fungus.

Russian name: Petsitsa fioletovaya.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Peziza violacea, commonly known as the violet fairy cup or the violet cup fungus, is a species of fungus in the genus Peziza, Pezizaceae family. As both it common names and specific epithet suggest, the cup-shaped fruiting bodies are violet colored on the interior surface. P. violacea is typically found growing on burnt soil.

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

Violet fairy cup fungus (<B>Peziza violacea</B>) on the site of old bonfire in a forest near Okhta River in Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-08-01.htm">August 1, 2017</A>
LinkViolet fairy cup fungus (Peziza violacea) on the site of old bonfire in a forest near Okhta River in Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, August 1, 2017
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Токсовское городское поселение, Ново-Кавголовский лесопарк
Violet fairy cup fungus (<B>Peziza violacea</B>) on burnt soil in a forest near Okhta River in Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-08-01.htm">August 1, 2017</A>
LinkViolet fairy cup fungus (Peziza violacea) on burnt soil in a forest near Okhta River in Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, August 1, 2017
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Токсовское городское поселение, Ново-Кавголовский лесопарк
Violet fairy cup fungus (<B>Peziza violacea</B>) on a site of old bonfire in Lembolovo, 35 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-08-08.htm">August 8, 2017</A>
LinkViolet fairy cup fungus (Peziza violacea) on a site of old bonfire in Lembolovo, 35 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, August 8, 2017
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Куйвозовское сельское поселение
Violet fairy cup fungus (<B>Peziza violacea</B>) on charred wood in Lembolovo, 35 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-08-08.htm">August 8, 2017</A>
LinkViolet fairy cup fungus (Peziza violacea) on charred wood in Lembolovo, 35 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, August 8, 2017
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Куйвозовское сельское поселение
Violet fairy cup fungus (<B>Peziza violacea</B>) on burnt site in Lembolovo, 35 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-08-08.htm">August 8, 2017</A>
LinkViolet fairy cup fungus (Peziza violacea) on burnt site in Lembolovo, 35 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, August 8, 2017
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Куйвозовское сельское 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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