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Sarcoscypha austriaca

Observed: 20th March 2010 By: Norwichnaturalist
Wild Flower Society
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Scarlet Elf Cup
Description:

Scarelt Elf Cup the commoner of the two species

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

oceanlis2000's picture

Sarcoscypha austriaca

Found this site on the Internet
http://www.leifgoodwin.co.uk/Fungi/Sarcoscypha%20austriaca.html

Thought it was interesting

John Bratton's picture

Excipular hairs straight to

Excipular hairs straight to slightly sinuous. Ascospores mostly 9-12 m m wide, usually with rounded ends; apparently never germinating to form conidia; paraphyses never moniliform (B&S)
Outer tomentum mainly of straight, often encrusted hairs. Spores 27-43 x 11-14 m m, with inconspicuous guttules. On sticks of various deciduous trees, e.g. Fagus & Ulmus (NM1)
= S. coccinea

Excipular hairs strongly sinuous to coiled and convoluted. Ascospores mostly 11-14 m m wide, usually truncate to indented at the ends; sometimes germinating in the hymenium to form conidia on short germ tubes; paraphyses often moniliform below (B&S)
Outer tomentum mainly of flexuous, not encrusted hairs. Spores 29-36 x 12-15 m m, with conspicuous guttules, with polarly arranged gelatinous coverings. On sticks of various deciduous trees, e.g. Alnus, Salix & Acer. (NM1)
= S. austriaca