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Thursday, 5 March 2020

Scarlet Elf Cup - Sarcoscypha species at Copley



This bright red cup fungus really stands out against the mossy branches it grows on.
 Three species are found in the UK, this is likely to be the common Sarcoscypha austriaca.
 Most commonly found on Willow branches.
 Sarcoscypha coccinea prefers calcareous habitats and is commonly found on Beech litter. 

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