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Microstoma floccosum
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Microstoma floccosum

 

Common Name: Shaggy Scarlet Cup

Synonyms: Species Fungorum

Substrate: Sticks and Logs

Location: Hardwoods

Group: Ascomycete

Comments: 

A small red cup fungus that can be easily identified because of the small white hairs that are found all over the fruitbody. It often fruits in clusters along the same log, so if you see one, move the leaves around a little bit and you may find a few more. Primarily fruits in the spring time to early summer.

Lookalikes: 

Sarcoscypha austriaca (S. coccinea in the west) and Sarcoscypha occidentalis. Neither have the white hairs. 

Photos:

Microstoma floccosum

Microstoma floccosum

6/9/13 - Conner Prairie - Fishers, IN

Microstoma floccosum

5/24/13 - Yellowwood State Forest - Brown Co., IN

Microstoma floccosa

Microstoma floccosa

6/4/10 - Brown County State Park - Nashville, In