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Shallow scarlet cup-shaped Fungus

Observed: 9th March 2011 By: williamsnrwilliamsnr’s reputation in Fungi and Lichenswilliamsnr’s reputation in Fungi and Lichenswilliamsnr’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
-1187 Sarcoscypha austriaca
Description:

A scarlet cup-shaped fungus 5cm in diameter.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

anonymous spotter's picture

Scarlet elf-cup -

Or elf-cap, is the common name. I believe it is difficult to distinguish from the closely related S. coccinea: if I recall correctly, you suggestion is the more common species.