Notes: This was a tiny cup fungus, clustered on moss in deer trail, no burn recently in this area.
FRUITING BODY: 2-6 mm wide, smooth to faintly white-powdery outside, intensely danger-orange inside, drying dull reddish orange, somewhat concave to nearly flat in age, tapering gradually but no clear stalk, margin minutely ragged
FERTILE SURFACE: hymenium clear (but appearing orange from paraphyses)
paraphyses: long, slender, bent at somewhat expanded, rounded tips, covered w/ little granules that are IKI+ blue, no branches found, about 3.7+/−0.8 µm wide (N=8);
asci: long, cylindrical, IKI−, no thickened tip at any stage that I found, spores 8 in 1 row packed diagonally, (190)220+/−23(250) x (11)12+/−0.89(13) µm (N=8);
spores: fusiform to elliptic, some larger drops and many smaller drops, no texture, IKI−, (24)26+/−0.84(27) x (8.7)9.6+/−0.53(10) µm, Q=(2.4)2.7+/−0.15(3.0) (N=17)
Tried valiantly to key out in Fungi of Switzerland but I just couldn’t find anything that matched across the board.