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Scarlet or Ruby Elf Cup

Observed: 25th February 2013 By: ben rigsbyben rigsby’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensben rigsby’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensben rigsby’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensben rigsby’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

Fruiting bodies 10 cm or less. Red in colour and on dead wood.
As far as i know, its not yet possible to disambiguate Sarcoscypha coccinea from S austriaca unaided by technology in the field.
Hence Genus-level only.
If you know better and have tips, they would be most gratefully received. Thank you!

Identifications

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Comments

marksteer's picture

You are correct not possible

You are correct not possible to distinguish between the 2 species in the field! I think most common is S.austriaca

The more I know the more I realise I don't know

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thanks for the confirmation

thanks for the confirmation Mark!

Fenwickfield's picture

not possible

Sadly it comes down to microscopy again but as mentioned more likely to be S.austriaca.

Fenwickfield