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Scarlet Elf Cup

Observed: 16th February 2013 By: hart.kris1hart.kris1’s reputation in Fungi and Lichenshart.kris1’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
2013-02-16 12.26.58
Description:

Small (2-4 cm) cups spread over a 5m area of woodland (on top of an old dump/quarry). Is this a rare species?

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

chrisbrooks's picture

ID comment

They are quite common on mossy logs but there are two very similar species, best enter a revised ID of just Sarcoscypha.

hart.kris1's picture

Cheers Chris, I guess they

Cheers Chris, I guess they are not that rare after all.

D.M.H.'s picture

S.coccinea the other possible

S.coccinea the other possible species has become distinctly uncommon over the last 30years while S.austriaca has increased dramatically.

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flaxton's picture

don't you believe it I have

don't you believe it I have searches for years and have only found it a couple of times

D.M.H.'s picture

Poor you.

I find them in HUGE numbers early spring time in our Ash/hazel/sycamore(might be maple). upland Chalk Woods Certainly the most common species at that time of year but never found them in the mixed Birch Conifer woods I prefer(sandy/gravel acid soil).
Could be a good sign as I have never found a single Bolete in the woods where I find Elfcups.

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