Observation 163248: Sarcoscypha austriaca (O. Beck ex Sacc.) Boud.

When: 2014-04-11

Collection location: Erie, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: AJ (j7u)

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From Baral paper
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2014-04-13 10:33:22 PDT (-0700)
(Harrington 1998) indicate that S. coccinea in N-America might deserve distinction at varietal or even species level.


By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2014-04-13 03:12:36 PDT (-0700)

According to Baral, both austriaca and coccinea are possible in oak habitats, and both appear in eastern NA. Most likely it is one of these.

By: AJ (j7u)
2014-04-12 16:04:40 PDT (-0700)

I really don’t know my trees as well as I wish I did. I added photos of the surrounding trees. Hopefully it will prove helpful.

Alder or Basswood?
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2014-04-12 08:56:49 PDT (-0700)

Or both in the vicinity?

The habitat
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2014-04-12 08:23:58 PDT (-0700)

can give a hint to species:

You said it!
By: AJ (j7u)
2014-04-12 07:46:12 PDT (-0700)
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2014-04-12 07:25:35 PDT (-0700)

of each species is unknown to me. I am sure there are numerous herbarium collections of “Sarcoscypha coccinea” waiting to be scoped which might answer your question. At any rate, it’s nice to see a spring fungus fruiting North of my location. My local “patch” was not fruiting earlier this week. Time to get back out there.

Thanks Walt. So
By: AJ (j7u)
2014-04-12 06:14:46 PDT (-0700)

is S. dudleyi as likely as S. austriaca?

Sarcoscypha coccinea is a western species in N. America
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2014-04-11 18:47:14 PDT (-0700)

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