Pecitsa basement

Basement pecitsa (Peziza cerea )


  • Department: Ascomycota (Ascomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Pezizomycotina (Pesizomycotins)
  • Class: Pezizomycetes (Pecicomycetes)
  • Subclass: Pezizomycetidae
  • Order: Pezizales
  • Family: Pezizaceae
  • Genus: Peziza (Pecitsa)
  • View: Peziza cerea (Pecitsa basement)


  • Petsica wax

  • Peziza vesiculosa var. cerea

  • Pustularia cerea
  • Aleuria cerea
  • Galactinia vesiculosa f. cerea
  • Galactinia cerea
  • Macroscyphus cereus

Basement pecitsa (Peziza cerea)


Fruit body: 1-3 centimeters in diameter (some sources indicate up to 5, and even up to 7 cm), in youth it is spherical, cupped, then opens to saucer-shaped, it may be slightly flattened or sinuous from the sides. The edge is thin, uneven, sometimes curved. Sitting, the leg is practically absent. The inner side (hymenium) is smooth, shiny, yellowish-brownish, grayish-brownish. The outer side is whitish-beige, waxy, fine-grained.

Flesh: thin, brittle, white or brownish. Smell: damp or weak mushroom.

The spore powder is white or yellowish. Spores are smooth, ellipsoid, 14-178-10 microns.

Season and distribution

It grows year-round in damp places – basements, on plant debris and manure, it can grow on boards and plywood. Cosmopolitan.

Basement pecitsa (Peziza cerea)


The mushroom is considered inedible.

Similar species

Peziza vesiculosa (Peziza vesiculosa), slightly larger, is considered conditionally edible.


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