Observation 97637: Sarcoscypha occidentalis (Schwein.) Sacc.
When: 2012-06-17
(38.53° 78.15° )
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Tiny bright orange cups fruiting in weedy woods edge area. Apparently on ground although lots of small wood around.

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Recognized by sight: S. occidentalis should be stipitate, red, on wood.

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Most recent photo
By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2012-06-18 21:16:30 CDT (-0500)

clearly has features that suggest S. occidentalis.

Tiny stipe visible
By: Penny Firth (pfirth)
2012-06-18 20:56:06 CDT (-0500)

on one specimen of this latest image that I just uploaded: photo was taken the previous week of the same fruiting.

They were bright orange,
By: Penny Firth (pfirth)
2012-06-18 08:59:13 CDT (-0500)

not red. I’m not sure if they had tiny stalks or not.

Photos suggest
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-06-17 16:44:12 CDT (-0500)

a Sarcoscypha or Microstoma.
Could also fruit on buried wood.

they look red in your photo…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-06-17 16:37:56 CDT (-0500)

were they orange in the field?
are there tiny stalks underneath? Can’t quite tell…

Created: 2012-06-17 16:31:19 CDT (-0500)
Last modified: 2012-06-18 21:16:39 CDT (-0500)
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