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Sarcoscypha coccinea.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Pézize écarlate, Piros csészegomba, Scarlet Elf Cup, Scharlachroter Kelchbecherling
Sarcoscypha coccinea Mushroom
Ref No: 8886
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Edible
fungus colour: Red or redish or pink
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Cup shaped
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
flesh: Flesh granular or brittle
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows on wood

Sarcoscypha coccinea (Fr.) Lamb syn. Peziza coccinea Fr. Scharlachroter Kelchbecherling Piros csészegomba Cup 1–5cm across, cup-shaped, the margin becoming tattered as it expands, attached to substrate by a short stalk, inner surface bright scarlet, outer whitish and covered in white matted tufted hairs. Asci 400 x 16µ, not blued by iodine. Spores cylindric-ellipsoid containing several small oil droplets, 24–32 x 12–14µ. Habitat gregarious, on dead wood. Season early winter to early spring. Frequent especially in the West. Edible. Distribution, America and Europe.

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Jane Porter (United Kingdom) - 04 March 2014

Seen in Sussex woodland,late February 2014.
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csanád csan (Hungary) - 14 July 2013

Sarcoscypha coccinea 2013 central hungary. could be found continuously in february-april you can find some mushrooming videos on my channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnkYpA2fBFWuB5d5-vJJBpQ
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Ian Plant (United Kingdom) - 17 February 2013

Walk along the Rochdale canal near Elland
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Dejan Stojanovic (Yugoslavia) - 03 February 2013

Sarcoscypha coccinea.
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Saso Bozinovski (Macedonia) - 03 February 2013

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Jeffrey Reichman (United States) - 01 April 2012

Found April 1st in sugar-maple woods, Upstate NY.
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Marjan Kustera (Yugoslavia) - 06 April 2011

Found and photo taken by Marjan Kustera,Serbia,Vranje district 06.IV.2011.
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Slobodan Nikolic (Yugoslavia) - 14 March 2010

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Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 02 January 2009

Sarcoscypha austriaca.2 February 2008 on the fruiting wood liœciastym.Trójmiejski Valley National Park Gdañsk Samborowo
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