Monday, February 18, 2013

Scarlet Elf Cup (Sarcoscypha coccinea)

Scarlet Elf Cup (Sarcoscypha coccinea). This is an old cup, gone ragged round the edges, but still spectacular in colour. The younger ones (see below) have a more regular margin with a single dimple.

It grows on wood, but nearly always wood that is prone on the ground, especially damp squelchy ground like here, in a wood in Swindon.  And is typically seen in winter and early spring.



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