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A red fungus resembling a cup. Cookeina is a genus of cup fungi in the family Sarcoscyphaceae, members of which may be found in tropical and subtropical regions of the world.
This specimen was seen in the Peruvian Amazon. Species may be found on fallen branches of angiosperms, trunks, and sometimes on fruits.
The Temuans of Peninsular Malaysia are reported to use certain species from this genus as food, and also as a bait for fishing, where it is rubbed against the hook.