Observation 97637: Sarcoscypha occidentalis (Schwein.) Sacc.

When: 2012-06-17

Collection location: Culpeper Co., Virginia, USA [Click for map]

38.53° 78.15°

Who: Penny Firth (pfirth)

No specimen available

Tiny bright orange cups fruiting in weedy woods edge area. Apparently on ground although lots of small wood around.

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Same fruiting on 8 June 2012. Note tiny stem visible on one of them.

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Recognized by sight: S. occidentalis should be stipitate, red, on wood.

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Most recent photo
By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2012-06-18 19:16:30 PDT (-0700)

clearly has features that suggest S. occidentalis.

Tiny stipe visible
By: Penny Firth (pfirth)
2012-06-18 18:56:06 PDT (-0700)

on one specimen of this latest image that I just uploaded: photo was taken the previous week of the same fruiting.

They were bright orange,
By: Penny Firth (pfirth)
2012-06-18 06:59:13 PDT (-0700)

not red. I’m not sure if they had tiny stalks or not.

Photos suggest
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-06-17 14:44:12 PDT (-0700)

a Sarcoscypha or Microstoma.
Could also fruit on buried wood.

they look red in your photo…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-06-17 14:37:56 PDT (-0700)

were they orange in the field?
are there tiny stalks underneath? Can’t quite tell…

Created: 2012-06-17 14:31:19 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2012-06-18 19:16:39 PDT (-0700)
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