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Scarlet Elf Cup

Observed: 15th March 2012 By: EsklingEskling’s reputation in Fungi and LichensEskling’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Elfcup front
Elfcup side

Paler underside - no hint of white, therefore would tend towards S. austriaca. Yet, as Wildlife Ranger said recently, may need microscopy to be definitive about species.


Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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More discussion on the 'species' ID

I picked up on a recent comment by Wildlife Ranger but there has obviously been a lot of discussion on this topic, eg, also at