philjunebride's picture

Scarlet Elfcup?

Observed: 13th January 2012 By: philjunebridephiljunebride’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensphiljunebride’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensphiljunebride’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
P1040219
P1040220
Description:
Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

martinjohnbishop's picture

Two species known from Britain

http://www.leifgoodwin.co.uk/Fungi/Sarcoscypha%20austriaca.html
"Microscopy is required to separate this fungus from Sarcoscypha coccinea... S. austriaca is believed to be the most common species. For a key see Field Mycology 3 (1) page 13. S. coccinea has spores with rounded ends, and excipular hairs that are +/- straight."

Martincito's picture

I didn't see Martin John's

I didn't see Martin John's comment until after adding the revised ID... We obviously had the same idea. I thought maybe this was S. coccinea until I found this page: http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/forums/fungi-forums/23586-sarcoscypha-.... As someone said there, all fungi should have to carry an ID card!

Fenwickfield's picture

fool us

They like to trick us into thinking were knowledgeable the more we learn about fungi the less we know,such a vast but interesting subject even though you end up tearing you hair out at times trying to identify them.

Fenwickfield