6 October 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
Cup shaped, then flattened, inner surface wrinkled, dark brown, outer surface granular, brown, about 3 to 6 cm across
Brittle, exuding yellow juice, brown
Autumn to spring
On old fire sites, especially on heaths
Spores spherical, smooth (8-9)µm. Asci 8 spored. Paraphyses equal, septate, tips very slightly expanded.