Disciotis venosa    (Pers.) Boud. 

common name(s) : Bleach Cup, Veined Elf Cup 

New classification: Ascomycota/Pezizomycotina/Pezizomycetes/Pezizomycetidae/Pezizales/Morchellaceae  
Former classification: Ascomycota/Hymenoascomycetes/Pezizomycetideae/Pezizales/Pezizineae/Morchellaceae  

synonyms: Peziza venosa 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Discina venosa)  

edibility : edible if well cooked

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The fruiting body is cup-shaped, irregular, with a yellow-brown, grey-brown to dark-red internal surface, the external surface being whitish to yellow, with a grey stem, short, buried in the ground, not clearly marked from the fertile head.

The fertile surface is smooth.

It grows on the ground, in woodlands and meadows, with ash.

The fruiting period takes place from March to June.
Dimensions: width of fruiting body approximately 11 cm (between 3 and 20 cm)
  total height approximately 4 cm (between 2 and 6 cm)

Distinctive features : sorry, no English description yet

Disciotis venosa is still unreported so far in the forest of Rambouillet, and is infrequent, more generally speaking .

page updated on 14/01/18