When: 2009-11-03

Collection location: Strouds Run State Park, Athens, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

These tiny red cups were growing on a fallen log with lots of other fungi. They are only about 1mm in diameter.

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short stalk
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-11-05 10:22:44 CST (-0500)

One of the cups is captured in profile in the photo, second red dot from the top right. You can see the stipe is very short.

looking for eastern record
By: John Plischke (John Plischke)
2009-11-05 10:14:54 CST (-0500)

I was trying to find an eastern record for it. went through all the herbarium records from PA and it has never been reported from here. I also looked at a few photos and seems like it would have a stalk about as long as the cap is wide. I can not tell how long the stalk was in this photo.

Resembles Orbilia some
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-11-05 03:09:49 CST (-0500)

but apparently not the species identified in Myco Key. Of the species photographed by Hansen of Denmark, none match this coloration. All are more or less transluscent species to my eye. Most have distinct shallow cup shape. Orbilia rubella is perhaps the closest coloration, and the only photo I could find of that species really does not come close to the vibrant coloration of this observation.

By: John Plischke (John Plischke)
2009-11-04 00:00:49 CST (-0500)

If i had to guess it does resemble orbilia some

Thanks Daniel!
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-11-03 20:47:58 CST (-0500)

That might be it.

The only thing I see in Arora which might match
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-11-03 20:41:46 CST (-0500)

is Pseudopithyella miniscula, which is said to be 1-2mm wide, and scarlet. No other information on it could I find. Arora, p. 836.