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Fungi: Ascomycota: Pezizomycetes: Pezizales: Sarcosomataceae: Galiella rufa (Schwein.) Nannf. & Korf

Galiella rufa – hairy rubber cup

Synonyms: Bulgaria rufa, Gloeocalyx rufa, Sarcosoma rufum.

Common name: hairy rubber cup.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Galiella rufa, commonly known as the rubber cup, the rufous rubber cup, or the hairy rubber cup, is a species of fungus in the family Sarcosomataceae. The fungus produces cup-shaped fruit bodies that typically grow in clusters on branches and exposed portions of buried wood throughout eastern and Midwest North America and in Malaysia. The fruit bodies have the texture of tough, gelatinous rubber, and have a rough, blackish-brown, felt-like outer surface and a smooth reddish-brown inner surface. Although generally considered inedible by North American mushroom field guides, it is commonly consumed in Malaysia. The fungus produces several interesting natural products.

French: Galielle rousse.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Rufous rubber cup mushroom <B>Galiella rufa</B> (Bulgaria rufa) on a fallen oak branch on a property at 5369 Farm to Market Road 770 near Kountze. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-06-08.htm">June 8, 2019</A>
LinkRufous rubber cup mushroom Galiella rufa (Bulgaria rufa) on a fallen oak branch on a property at 5369 Farm to Market Road 770 near Kountze. Texas, June 8, 2019
Location on maps5303 Farm to Market Rd 770, Kountze, TX 77625, USA
Rufous rubber cup mushrooms <B>Galiella rufa</B> (Bulgaria rufa) on a fallen oak branch on a property at 5369 Farm to Market Road 770 near Kountze. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-06-08.htm">June 8, 2019</A>
LinkRufous rubber cup mushrooms Galiella rufa (Bulgaria rufa) on a fallen oak branch on a property at 5369 Farm to Market Road 770 near Kountze. Texas, June 8, 2019
Location on maps5303 Farm to Market Rd 770, Kountze, TX 77625, USA
Close up of rufous rubber cup mushroom <B>Galiella rufa</B> (Bulgaria rufa) on a fallen oak branch on a property at 5369 Farm to Market Road 770 near Kountze. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-06-08.htm">June 8, 2019</A>
LinkClose up of rufous rubber cup mushroom Galiella rufa (Bulgaria rufa) on a fallen oak branch on a property at 5369 Farm to Market Road 770 near Kountze. Texas, June 8, 2019
Location on maps5303 Farm to Market Rd 770, Kountze, TX 77625, USA
Rufous rubber cup mushrooms <B>Galiella rufa</B> (Bulgaria rufa) on a rotting oak branch on a property at 5369 Farm to Market Road 770 near Kountze. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-06-08.htm">June 8, 2019</A>
LinkRufous rubber cup mushrooms Galiella rufa (Bulgaria rufa) on a rotting oak branch on a property at 5369 Farm to Market Road 770 near Kountze. Texas, June 8, 2019
Location on maps5303 Farm to Market Rd 770, Kountze, TX 77625, USA
Close-up of rufous rubber cup mushrooms <B>Galiella rufa</B> (Bulgaria rufa) on a piece of wood in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-04-25.htm">April 25, 2020</A>
LinkClose-up of rufous rubber cup mushrooms Galiella rufa (Bulgaria rufa) on a piece of wood in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, April 25, 2020
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Coldspring, TX 77331, USA
Rufous rubber cup mushrooms <B>Galiella rufa</B> (Bulgaria rufa) on a piece of wood in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-04-25.htm">April 25, 2020</A>
LinkRufous rubber cup mushrooms Galiella rufa (Bulgaria rufa) on a piece of wood in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, April 25, 2020
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Coldspring, TX 77331, USA
Hairy rubber cup fungus (<B>Galiella rufa</B>) on submerged sticks in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-05-30.htm">May 30, 2020</A>
LinkHairy rubber cup fungus (Galiella rufa) on submerged sticks in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, May 30, 2020
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Coldspring, TX 77331, USA

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