Family: Pezizaceae
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Fungi:> Ascomycota:> Ascomycetes:> Pezizomycetidae:> Pezizales:> Pezizaceae:> Peziza.
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This large group of fungi is poorly studied in New Zealand. Worldwide, there are around a 100 species. Found growing on wood, organic material, or manure.

The spores are formed on the inner surface of the fruit body. The cup shape typically serves to focus raindrops into the cup and splash out spores. Alternatively, the cup shape enables wind currents to blow out the spores, which in the larger species this can be seen to happen. Most species can not be easily named due to the lack of research, other than two large cosmopolitan species that are found in man-made habitats.
 
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Genus: Calycina
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Calycina citrina
Calycina citrina
       
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Genus: Peziza
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Peziza varia
Peziza varia
Peziza repandaPeziza vesiculosa
    
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