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 12:33:22 CDT (-0500)
(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 05:12:36 CDT (-0500)

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 18:04:40 CDT (-0500)

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 10:56:49 CDT (-0500)

Or both in the vicinity?

The habitat
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2014-04-12 10:23:58 CDT (-0500)

can give a hint to species:

You said it!
By: AJ (j7u)
2014-04-12 09:46:12 CDT (-0500)
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2014-04-12 09:25:35 CDT (-0500)

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 08:14:46 CDT (-0500)

is S. dudleyi as likely as S. austriaca?

Sarcoscypha coccinea is a western species in N. America
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2014-04-11 20:47:14 CDT (-0500)