Observation 35116: Sarcoscypha austriaca (O. Beck ex Sacc.) Boud.
When: 2010-03-27
No herbarium specimen

Notes: And NOW BACK TO OUR REGULAR SCHEDULED PROGRAMING, There were a large number of these growing everywhere today. This observation has more to do with edibility. on this species. I have been eating these now off and on for about a week. So far so good no ill effects. Not a lot is known on there edible status. Some guides list it as non edible others as, non poisonous then others list it as edible after cooking. Its the first wild mushroom of the season. They taste like mild Morels and remain red after cooking. They have a crisp texture. I have been seeing these all over the place in the last week and because of there size, it warranted cautious experimentation. I have tried them now 8 times in a two week period. So on this observation is a ramp and Scarlet cup omelet made with fresh eggs laid 20 min prior. The green Vegi thing is a Wild Ramp (Allium tricoccum)

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t. This is just showing the preparation of the ramp scarlet cup omelet. Also showing the retained color of the scarlet cups
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t. This is just showing the preparation of the ramp scarlet cup omelet. Also showing the retained color of the scarlet cups
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t. This is just showing the preparation of the ramp scarlet cup omelet. Also showing the retained color of the scarlet cups
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t. This is just showing the preparation of the ramp scarlet cup omelet. Also showing the retained color of the scarlet cups

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Look up Mycologia 89 (2)
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-03-30 17:40:57 AEST (+1000)

You’ll find the journal here:
http://www.cybertruffle.org.uk/cyberliber/index.htm

Harrington, F.A.; Potter, D. Phylogenetic relationships within Sarcoscypha..

This is what I think
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2010-03-30 11:35:03 AEST (+1000)

I think that S. austriaca S. coccinea and S. Dudleyi are the same or closely related. I cant find any differentiation between The two in field guides microscopically or macroscopically Apparently Microsopically, S.dudleyi has rounded spores with one large polar oil drop with a few smaller ones and S austiaca has more of truncate shaped to them with many polar oil drops.. Also being from Europe, the two are European names. Do we know that The American varieties are not different? They should try and do some DNA stuff with these guys. As far as edibility. David Arora in Mushrooms Dymystifyed list S. coccinea as edible but he has not tried it. that is page 836 Rodgers mushrooms list it as edible.
http://www.rogersmushrooms.com/.... Roody in mushrooms of West Virginia and the central Appalachians list it as non-poisonous. Page 469
I have not eaten S. coccinea personally but I would try some cautious experimentation. I’ve consumed S. austriaca now over 12 times and have had no ill effect.

What do you think about edibility of S. coccinea?
By: amadej trnkoczy (amadej)
2010-03-30 06:25:10 AEST (+1000)

I could collect them a lot here around these days.

Yea,
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2010-03-29 07:32:53 AEST (+1000)

I probably would try them too,,,,BTW could you put your findings and testings on that you wrote on the page for this specie, shttp://www.mushroomobserver.org/name/show_name/5661 , so that If some one else (like me) finds them and wants some first hand reports on the Edibility, (you don’t have to say it is edible just say what you tried, you know. that could be help full

Yea,
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2010-03-29 07:29:23 AEST (+1000)
I have done some reaserch on them.
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2010-03-29 02:18:17 AEST (+1000)

I did a bit of research before I jumped right in and munched on them. I checked many different sources and found that no one ever has had a problem with them and some guides list it as edible. I think because they are red many people assume danger.. I have no ill effects from them and that omelet was exquisite. I was also told by an Asian couple that it is collected in China/

you are courageous!
By: Jonathan M
2010-03-28 23:17:17 AEST (+1000)

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