As the name indicates, a scarlet coloured, cup shaped fungus. Seen here growing on the side of a tree stump.
Title changed in line with revised I.D.
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Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.
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You should enter a revised ID of just Sarcoscypha as there are 2 very similar species which require microscopy to tell them apart.
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Chris, thanks for the advise. I have done as you have suggested.
If I return there I shall endeavour to provide a spore print.
You would be hard press to get an actual print they are not great spore producing species like a Ganoderma and without a microscope would be none the wiser.
Yet, such a lot to learn! With the help of iSpot members a novice can gradually get there.
Microscope is at the ready (when I know what to look for).
There are chemicals that are required to view most samples allowing you to see details. Some noxious chems are envolved (HNO3,KOH)along with specialist dyes and reagents so not straight forward. The ABFG are a excellent source of these chemicals along with helpful advise and free identification service for members the £35? (about) annual membership is well worth joining.
Thanks for providing these facts, much appreciated.
Now if you had said you were certain I couldn't of agreed without spore pictures. However you are right it is likely to be =)
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