Observation 64740: Sarcoscypha (Fr.) Boud.

When: 2011-03-26

Collection location: Ryerson Station State Park, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

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S. austriaca and S. dudleyi
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2011-03-28 19:34:44 PDT (-0700)

Thanks Ron

According to Kuo, there are two species of scarlet cups on the east coast. They differ slightly in spore size and spore morphology, but otherwise they are identical. I’m not sure I could distinguish the two even with microscopy, so I just use the generic name.


Great photos….
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2011-03-27 17:30:36 PDT (-0700)

…and why aren’t you calling them Sarcoscypha austriaca?

By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2011-03-27 17:05:15 PDT (-0700)

No they are the same cups in the other photos, collected from wood partially buried on the forest floor. The wood is always black BTW. My dad found the deer skull and we inserted the scarlet cups. We left it at the the iron bridge where a trail crosses the park road. I’m sure somebody stopped to take a look. :)

they didn’t grow on the bone right?
By: Jonathan M
2011-03-27 16:41:07 PDT (-0700)
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2011-03-27 16:19:04 PDT (-0700)

Thanks Britney. The last one was my dad’s idea. Probably the first time it’s been done. lol

excellent photography!
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-03-26 15:40:06 PDT (-0700)

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