When: 2008-04-28

Collection location: Kingsbury, New York, USA [Click for map]

Who: Brennen (lqdtrance)

No specimen available

Found this mushroom in my forest growing on a decaying branch under layer of leaves. Unsure of the exact growing medium do to the fact that there are multiple species of trees in the area. Here is a quote by Michael Kuo of MushroomExpert.com, "Field guides typically treat this mushroom as “Sarcoscypha coccinea,” though that species is actually found only in the Pacific Northwest. Sarcoscypha dudleyi and Sarcoscypha austriaca are the eastern species—but separating them, unfortunately, requires a microscope". As soon as I acquire the proper equipment I will identify the spores under microscope. Stay tuned!!

Species Lists


Proposed Names

64% (4)
Recognized by sight: Correcting the spelling.
Used references: Harrington, Francis A. 1990. Sarcoscypha in North America. Mycotaxon 38: 417-458.
15% (3)
Recognized by sight: it appears to be very small like occidentalis

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Add Comment
What is the difference?
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2008-04-29 21:23:00 CDT (-0400)

Use the link above to cyberliber. The KEY is on page 440 with species descriptions following.

What is the difference?
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-04-29 15:30:39 CDT (-0400)

Do you have any details on what the microscopic differences are?