Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)

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Re: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)

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C. lepidopus was previously considered a variant of C. fornicatus which I think is still a species complex. So the general appearance is as fornicatus. There are scales on the base of the stipe and sometimes on the cap.
If cut in two there is a colour change, a pink flush in the main context maybe with a little blue.
Although I have seen all these I have not seen this species enough to say what variation there is. It seems to be that the scales can be very well developed or not from what I have seen.
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Re: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)

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Sarcoscypha austriaca – Scarlet Elfcup – with orange variant.

I made the annual pilgrimage to check whether the orange variant of Sarcoscypha austriaca had reappeared.
Very pleased to confirm that yes, it is there in good numbers once again.
It also seems to be a very good year for the normal red ones, with many hundreds more fruitbodies being seen all over the entire site than in previous years.

The orange ones however, still only appear at the one very small localised area, (growing on a substrate of a few fallen birch trunks/branches). – These trunks/branches becoming more and more decayed as the years go by.
How many more years the variants will appear, remains to be seen. (They were first seen here in January 2013, and have appeared at that spot every year since – but haven’t been found anywhere else on the site).

To reaffirm: - Microscopy has previously been done several times, over several years, on both red and orange fruitbodies from this exact location, and samples have been sent to Kew, where Dr Paul Cannon confirmed them as variants of S.austriaca.
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Sarcoscypha austriaca - Scarlet Elfcup (with Orange Variant).
Sarcoscypha austriaca - Scarlet Elfcup (with Orange Variant).
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Re: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)

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Flammulina velutipes , Velvet shank on a stump on Fishchowters Lane, Totnes yesterday.

Known as a winter fungus but seems quite late (or early!) but we've not had a lot of frost down here.

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