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Scarlet Elfcup sp.

Sarcoscypha sp.

Description:

According to the experts on wildaboutbritain.co.uk you need a microscope to differentiate between scarlet elfcup species: http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/forums... 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: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/167... I went back and collected some to try as a dye.

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8 Comments

Lipase
Lipase 4 years ago

thanks Deepti S for the kind words!

Deepti S
Deepti S 4 years ago

Delightful pictures!

Lipase
Lipase 6 years ago

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

lhalleckson
lhalleckson 6 years ago

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

Lipase
Lipase 6 years ago

thanks for the comment mayra!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 6 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

Lipase
Spotted by
Lipase

High Peak, England, United Kingdom

Lat: 53.36, Long: -2.01

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

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