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Fungi: Ascomycota: Pezizomycetes: Pezizales: Sarcoscyphaceae: Sarcoscypha occidentalis (Schwein.) Sacc.

Sarcoscypha occidentalis – Stalked Scarlet Cup

Synonyms: Geopyxis hesperidea, Geopyxis occidentalis, Molliardiomyces occidentalis, Peziza hesperidea, Peziza occidentalis, Plectania occidentalis.

Common name: Stalked Scarlet Cup.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Sarcoscypha occidentalis, commonly known as the stalked scarlet cup or the western scarlet cup, is a species of fungus in the family Sarcoscyphaceae of the Pezizales order. Fruit bodies have small, bright red cups up to 2 cm (0.8 in) wide atop a slender whitish stem that is between 1 to 3 cm (0.4 to 1.2 in) long. A saprobic species, it is found growing on hardwood twigs, particularly those that are partially buried in moist and shaded humus-rich soil. The fungus is distributed in the continental United States east of the Rocky Mountains, Central America, the Caribbean, and Asia. It is distinguished from the related species S. coccinea and S. austriaca by differences in geographical distribution, fruiting season, and fruit body structure. Phylogenetic analysis has shown that it is most closely related to other Sarcoscypha species that contain large oil droplets in their spores. The species Molliardiomyces occidentalis is an imperfect form of the fungus that lacks a sexually reproductive stage in its life cycle.

Russian: Саркосцифа западная.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Ascomycete mushrooms stalked scarlet cup (<B>Sarcoscypha occidentalis</B>) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-04-08.htm">April 8, 2018</A>
LinkAscomycete mushrooms stalked scarlet cup (Sarcoscypha occidentalis) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, April 8, 2018
Location on mapsLSHT Little Lake Creek Loop, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Stalked scarlet cup mushrooms (<B>Sarcoscypha occidentalis</B>) on a rotting branch in soil on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-04-08.htm">April 8, 2018</A>
LinkStalked scarlet cup mushrooms (Sarcoscypha occidentalis) on a rotting branch in soil on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, April 8, 2018
Location on mapsLSHT Little Lake Creek Loop, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Close up of stalked scarlet cup mushrooms (<B>Sarcoscypha occidentalis</B>) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-04-08.htm">April 8, 2018</A>
LinkClose up of stalked scarlet cup mushrooms (Sarcoscypha occidentalis) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, April 8, 2018
Location on mapsLSHT Little Lake Creek Loop, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Stalked scarlet cup (<B>Sarcoscypha occidentalis</B>) mushrooms on a rotting branch in wet soil on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-04-08.htm">April 8, 2018</A>
LinkStalked scarlet cup (Sarcoscypha occidentalis) mushrooms on a rotting branch in wet soil on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, April 8, 2018
Location on mapsLSHT Little Lake Creek Loop, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Mushrooms stalked scarlet cup (<B>Sarcoscypha occidentalis</B>) taken from a small piece of wood on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-04-08.htm">April 8, 2018</A>
LinkMushrooms stalked scarlet cup (Sarcoscypha occidentalis) taken from a small piece of wood on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, April 8, 2018
<B>Sarcoscypha occidentalis</B> mushrooms on pieces of wood in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-05-31.htm">May 31, 2018</A>
LinkSarcoscypha occidentalis mushrooms on pieces of wood in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, May 31, 2018
Location on mapsRaccoon Run, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Cap mushrooms <B>Sarcoscypha occidentalis</B> growing on pieces of wood in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-05-31.htm">May 31, 2018</A>
LinkCap mushrooms Sarcoscypha occidentalis growing on pieces of wood in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, May 31, 2018
Location on mapsRaccoon Run, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Stalked scarlet cup mushrooms (<B>Sarcoscypha occidentalis</B>) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-06-04.htm">June 4, 2018</A>
LinkStalked scarlet cup mushrooms (Sarcoscypha occidentalis) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, June 4, 2018
Location on mapsIron Bridge Trail, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Cup mushrooms <B>Sarcoscypha occidentalis</B> on rotting wood in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-10-03.htm">October 3, 2018</A>
LinkCup mushrooms Sarcoscypha occidentalis on rotting wood in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, October 3, 2018
Location on mapsRaccoon Run, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Cup mushrooms <B>Sarcoscypha occidentalis</B> on small pieces of wood in a damp place in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-10-03.htm">October 3, 2018</A>
LinkCup mushrooms Sarcoscypha occidentalis on small pieces of wood in a damp place in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, October 3, 2018
Location on mapsRaccoon Run, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Cup fungi Phillipsia crispata(?) and <B>Sarcoscypha occidentalis</B> on wet wood in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-10-03.htm">October 3, 2018</A>
LinkCup fungi Phillipsia crispata(?) and Sarcoscypha occidentalis on wet wood in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, October 3, 2018
Location on mapsRaccoon Run, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Cup fungi Phillipsia crispata(?) and <B>Sarcoscypha occidentalis</B> on wet fallen branches in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-10-03.htm">October 3, 2018</A>
LinkCup fungi Phillipsia crispata(?) and Sarcoscypha occidentalis on wet fallen branches in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, October 3, 2018
Location on mapsRaccoon Run, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Cup mushrooms Phillipsia crispata(?) and <B>Sarcoscypha occidentalis</B> on rotting wood in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-10-03.htm">October 3, 2018</A>
LinkCup mushrooms Phillipsia crispata(?) and Sarcoscypha occidentalis on rotting wood in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, October 3, 2018
Cup mushrooms <B>Sarcoscypha occidentalis</B> in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-10-05.htm">October 5, 2018</A>
LinkCup mushrooms Sarcoscypha occidentalis in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, October 5, 2018
Location on maps1405 Bulle Rock Court, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Stalked scarlet cup mushrooms (<B>Sarcoscypha occidentalis</B>) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-06-07.htm">June 7, 2019</A>
LinkStalked scarlet cup mushrooms (Sarcoscypha occidentalis) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, June 7, 2019

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