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Scarlet Elfcup sp.

Sarcoscypha sp.


According to the experts on you need a microscope to differentiate between scarlet elfcup species: also he mentions how to germinate the spores on damp paper towel. The orange ones could be a colour morph or could be another species of scarlet elfcup, again I'd need to use a microscope to determine that according to experts. Maybe growing on elder? My friend thought they were growing on Alder, I think Hazel is also a possibility particularly after reading the scarlet elfcup wikipedia 'ecology and habitat' section. They tasted great fried for a couple of minutes for breakfast (enough mushrooms for 3 meals!), my sister suggested they taste like shop bought button mushrooms. The same as this spotting: I went back and collected some to try as a dye.



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Lipase 7 years ago

thanks Deepti S for the kind words!

eeptii x
eeptii x 7 years ago

Delightful pictures!

Lipase 9 years ago

thanks for the comment lhalleckson, they really do stand out in winter because they're so brightly coloured!

lhalleckson 9 years ago

Such a great spotting. And, looks like a lovely dinner, too!

Lipase 9 years ago

thanks for the comment mayra!

MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Wow! Great series!

thanks for the comment antonio! They were delicious

Great spotting Rat.tumour aka lipase,direct from nature to the plate :-)
Congrats and thanks for sharing

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High Peak, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Jan 15, 2013
Submitted on Feb 28, 2013

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