Observation 200401: Sarcoscypha (Fr.) Boud.
When: 2015-03-11
No herbarium specimen

Notes: On conifer, looks to be red cedar.

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By: Caleb Brown (Caleb Brown)
2015-03-12 01:36:24 CDT (-0500)

Its wonderful here. Washington state had almost no winter this year. The mushrooms were out all winter, sadly, i was not, too busy with school!

Greetings from Bellingham!

thank you =)
By: Caleb Brown (Caleb Brown)
2015-03-12 01:33:36 CDT (-0500)

That is what i gathered from other observations. Ill look into micro, but sadly i didnt collect these, hopefully next years fruiting or if I go back.
Thanks for the info!

Genus Sarcoscypha: yes; species determination only with micro
By: lagopus777
2015-03-11 13:44:45 CDT (-0500)

Hi Caleb,


I would agree ist´s a Sarcoscypha;
only there seems to be no sense in attributing a species name without further microscopic examination.

As far as I now the Sarcoscypha species can be identified only by means of microscopic analysis: in the first line spore dimension and shape, form of hairs on the excipulum; and other features.

You could try with the key provided by BARAL (1984) http://www.gbif-mycology.de/...
Introduction: http://www.gbif-mycology.de/...

Without micro-analysis I would just call your specimen Sarcoscypha sp.

Greetings from Vienna

ps: I would also love to go for a hike where you found this mushroom – must be great there!

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