Public Description of Caloscypha fulgens (Pers.) Boud.

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Name: Caloscypha fulgens (Pers.) Boud.
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Taxonomic Classification:

Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Class: Pezizomycetes
Order: Pezizales
Family: Caloscyphaceae

General Description:

Orange cups which become greenish in age or when handled.

Diagnostic Description:

The staining is distinctive.


Widely distributed in alpine and Northern conifer forests.


Under conifers in Northern & Alpine areas in the Spring.

Look Alikes:



Caloscypha fulgens (Pers.) Boud., Bull. Soc. mycol. Fr. 1: 103 (1885)

Barlaea fulgens (Pers.) Rehm, (1908)
Geniculodendron pyriforme G.A. Salt, Trans. Br. mycol. Soc. 63(2): 340 (1974)
Lamprospora fulgens (Pers.) Snyder, Mycologia 28(5): 484 (1936)
Otidella fulgens (Pers.) Sacc., Syll. fung. (Abellini) 8: 99 (1889)
Peziza fulgens Pers., Mycol. eur. (Erlanga) 1: 241 (1822)
Pseudoplectania fulgens (Pers.) Fuckel, Jb. nassau. Ver. Naturk. 23-24: 324 (1870) [1869-70]

Description author: walt sturgeon (Request Authorship Credit)
Description editor: Joseph D. Cohen

Created: 2011-11-26 20:39:49 CST (-0600) by walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
Last modified: 2018-04-23 16:44:59 CDT (-0500) by Joseph D. Cohen (Joe Cohen)
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