The Country Diary of a GenX Woman

Peziza Vesiculosa

20130618 036About half a dozen of these beige, ear like cups have appeared in the third compost bay beside the ink caps.  Peziza vesiculosa is common in Europe, with only scattered records in other parts of the world.  The Atlas of Living Australia only has a few sightings, so I entered these.  Its common names include the Blistered Cup, Bladder Cup, Common Dung Cup and Orange Fairy-cup.  According to one site they are Poisonous unless well cooked, but  Wikiepedia says “the edibility of Peziza species, is poorly known but this species is often considered poisonous.”  As with many mushrooms it has been tested for any medical properties, there are hopes for its immunostimulatory effects.

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