Monday, April 15, 2013


Donald A. Windsor

On Sunday morning 14 April 2013, along the Finger Lakes Trail about midway between Buckley Hollow and State Route 12, In the Town of Oxford, Anne Altshuler noticed several Scarlet Cup Mushrooms Sarcoscypha coccinea.  Two groups were present, one with at least 6 and the other with 3.

This photo was taken by Dot Rice.

A good description is given by Lincoff, but this species is not even mentioned by Phillips.  Anne identified it using Pacioni and Lincoff.

References cited:

Lincoff, Gary H.  Scarlet Cup Sarcoscypha coccinea.  In: The Audubon Society Field Guide To The Mushrooms. New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf.  1981. Pages 343-344, Plate 605.

Phillips, Roger.  Mushrooms of North America.  Boston, MA:  Little, Brown & Co. 1991. 320 pages.

Pacioni, Giovanni ; Lincoff, Gary, Editors.  Scarlet Cup Sarcoscypha coccinea. In: Simon & Schuster's Guide to Mushrooms. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster.  1981. Plate/page 415.