Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Scarlet Cup or Sarcoscypha Coccinea

Sarcoscypha Coccinea or Scarlet Cup (ascomycetes)
Found this guy sticking out of the ground, poked gently at first with a small twig to see if it was a plant or not. Once I ascertained that it was a fungus I dug out the stick it was attached for better photographing ops. I put it back where I found it, in the mud under some oak leaves. Taken at Soper's Mill on the north trail.

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