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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 of the family Pezizaceae. 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 mapsul. gruntovaya, Leningradskaya oblast', Russia, 188664
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 mapsul. gruntovaya, Leningradskaya oblast', Russia, 188664
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 mapsUnnamed Road, Leningradskaya oblast', Russia
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 mapsUnnamed Road, Leningradskaya oblast', Russia
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 mapsUnnamed Road, Leningradskaya oblast', Russia
Violet fairy cup fungus (<B>Peziza violacea</B>) on charred wood of a bonfire near Orekhovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-05-15.htm">May 15, 2019</A>
LinkViolet fairy cup fungus (Peziza violacea) on charred wood of a bonfire near Orekhovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, May 15, 2019
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Vaskelovo, Leningradskaya oblast', Russia, 188731
Violet fairy cup fungus (<B>Peziza violacea</B>) on a wet bonfire site near a lake near Orekhovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-05-15.htm">May 15, 2019</A>
LinkViolet fairy cup fungus (Peziza violacea) on a wet bonfire site near a lake near Orekhovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, May 15, 2019
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Vaskelovo, Leningradskaya oblast', Russia, 188731
Violet fairy cup fungus (<B>Peziza violacea</B>) on a bonfire site near Orekhovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-05-15.htm">May 15, 2019</A>
LinkViolet fairy cup fungus (Peziza violacea) on a bonfire site near Orekhovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, May 15, 2019
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Vaskelovo, Leningradskaya oblast', Russia, 188731
Stalked bonfire cup (Geopyxis carbonaria) and violet cup fungus (<B>Peziza violacea</B>) in a burned spruce forest in Zakhodskoe (Lounatjoki), 50 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2021-05-15.htm">May 15, 2021</A>
LinkStalked bonfire cup (Geopyxis carbonaria) and violet cup fungus (Peziza violacea) in a burned spruce forest in Zakhodskoe (Lounatjoki), 50 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, May 15, 2021
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Leningradskaya oblast', Russia, 188861
Stalked bonfire cup (Geopyxis carbonaria) together with violet cup fungus (<B>Peziza violacea</B>) on burned ground in a spruce forest in Zakhodskoe (Lounatjoki), 50 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2021-05-15.htm">May 15, 2021</A>
LinkStalked bonfire cup (Geopyxis carbonaria) together with violet cup fungus (Peziza violacea) on burned ground in a spruce forest in Zakhodskoe (Lounatjoki), 50 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, May 15, 2021
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Leningradskaya oblast', Russia, 188861
Stalked bonfire cup (Geopyxis carbonaria) together with violet cup fungus (<B>Peziza violacea</B>) and Myxomphalia maura in a burned spruce forest in Zakhodskoe (Lounatjoki), 50 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2021-05-15.htm">May 15, 2021</A>
LinkStalked bonfire cup (Geopyxis carbonaria) together with violet cup fungus (Peziza violacea) and Myxomphalia maura in a burned spruce forest in Zakhodskoe (Lounatjoki), 50 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, May 15, 2021
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Leningradskaya oblast', Russia, 188861
Closely spaced stalked bonfire cup (Geopyxis carbonaria) and violet cup mushrooms (<B>Peziza violacea</B>) in a burned spruce forest in Zakhodskoe (Lounatjoki), 50 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2021-05-15.htm">May 15, 2021</A>
LinkClosely spaced stalked bonfire cup (Geopyxis carbonaria) and violet cup mushrooms (Peziza violacea) in a burned spruce forest in Zakhodskoe (Lounatjoki), 50 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, May 15, 2021
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Leningradskaya oblast', Russia, 188861
Stalked bonfire cup (Geopyxis carbonaria) and violet cup mushrooms (<B>Peziza violacea</B>) between them in a burned spruce forest in Zakhodskoe (Lounatjoki), 50 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2021-05-15.htm">May 15, 2021</A>
LinkStalked bonfire cup (Geopyxis carbonaria) and violet cup mushrooms (Peziza violacea) between them in a burned spruce forest in Zakhodskoe (Lounatjoki), 50 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, May 15, 2021
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Leningradskaya oblast', Russia, 188861
Stalked bonfire cup mushrooms (Geopyxis carbonaria) and violet cup (<B>Peziza violacea</B>) on spruce needles on a charred forest floor in Zakhodskoe (Lounatjoki), 50 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2021-05-15.htm">May 15, 2021</A>
LinkStalked bonfire cup mushrooms (Geopyxis carbonaria) and violet cup (Peziza violacea) on spruce needles on a charred forest floor in Zakhodskoe (Lounatjoki), 50 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, May 15, 2021
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Leningradskaya oblast', Russia, 188861
Stalked bonfire cup mushrooms (Geopyxis carbonaria) together with <B>Peziza violacea</B> on burned forest floor with fallen spruce needles in Zakhodskoe (Lounatjoki), 50 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2021-05-22.htm">May 22, 2021</A>
LinkStalked bonfire cup mushrooms (Geopyxis carbonaria) together with Peziza violacea on burned forest floor with fallen spruce needles in Zakhodskoe (Lounatjoki), 50 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, May 22, 2021
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Leningradskaya oblast', Russia, 188861
Dense cluster of stalked bonfire cup mushrooms (Geopyxis carbonaria) together with <B>Peziza violacea</B> on burned forest floor with fallen spruce needles in Zakhodskoe (Lounatjoki), 50 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2021-05-22.htm">May 22, 2021</A>
LinkDense cluster of stalked bonfire cup mushrooms (Geopyxis carbonaria) together with Peziza violacea on burned forest floor with fallen spruce needles in Zakhodskoe (Lounatjoki), 50 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, May 22, 2021
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Leningradskaya oblast', Russia, 188861
Stalked bonfire cup mushrooms (Geopyxis carbonaria) together with Myxomphalia maura and <B>Peziza violacea</B> on burned forest floor with fallen spruce needles in Zakhodskoe (Lounatjoki), 50 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2021-05-22.htm">May 22, 2021</A>
LinkStalked bonfire cup mushrooms (Geopyxis carbonaria) together with Myxomphalia maura and Peziza violacea on burned forest floor with fallen spruce needles in Zakhodskoe (Lounatjoki), 50 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, May 22, 2021
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Leningradskaya oblast', Russia, 188861
Violet cup fungus (<B>Peziza violacea</B>) and Myxomphalia maura on burned forest floor with fallen spruce needles in Zakhodskoe (Lounatjoki), 50 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2021-05-22.htm">May 22, 2021</A>
LinkViolet cup fungus (Peziza violacea) and Myxomphalia maura on burned forest floor with fallen spruce needles in Zakhodskoe (Lounatjoki), 50 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, May 22, 2021
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Leningradskaya oblast', Russia, 188861
Violet cup fungus (<B>Peziza violacea</B>) on burned forest floor with fallen spruce needles in Zakhodskoe (Lounatjoki), 50 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2021-05-22.htm">May 22, 2021</A>
LinkViolet cup fungus (Peziza violacea) on burned forest floor with fallen spruce needles in Zakhodskoe (Lounatjoki), 50 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, May 22, 2021
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Leningradskaya oblast', Russia, 188861
Underside of violet cup fungus (<B>Peziza violacea</B>) on burned forest floor with fallen spruce needles in Zakhodskoe (Lounatjoki), 50 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2021-05-22.htm">May 22, 2021</A>
LinkUnderside of violet cup fungus (Peziza violacea) on burned forest floor with fallen spruce needles in Zakhodskoe (Lounatjoki), 50 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, May 22, 2021
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Leningradskaya oblast', Russia, 188861
Flattened violet cups of a bonfire fungus <B>Peziza violacea</B> on burned forest floor with fallen spruce needles in Zakhodskoe (Lounatjoki), 50 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2021-05-22.htm">May 22, 2021</A>
LinkFlattened violet cups of a bonfire fungus Peziza violacea on burned forest floor with fallen spruce needles in Zakhodskoe (Lounatjoki), 50 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, May 22, 2021
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Leningradskaya oblast', Russia, 188861
Close-up of violet cup fungus (<B>Peziza violacea</B>) on burned forest floor with fallen spruce needles in Zakhodskoe (Lounatjoki), 50 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2021-05-22.htm">May 22, 2021</A>
LinkClose-up of violet cup fungus (Peziza violacea) on burned forest floor with fallen spruce needles in Zakhodskoe (Lounatjoki), 50 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, May 22, 2021
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Leningradskaya oblast', Russia, 188861
Discolored violet cup fungus (<B>Peziza violacea</B>) on burned forest floor with fallen spruce needles in Zakhodskoe (Lounatjoki), 50 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2021-05-22.htm">May 22, 2021</A>
LinkDiscolored violet cup fungus (Peziza violacea) on burned forest floor with fallen spruce needles in Zakhodskoe (Lounatjoki), 50 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, May 22, 2021
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Leningradskaya oblast', Russia, 188861

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