Scarlet Elf Cup
Taken at Strathclyde Park on 9th January 2022 using iPhone 12 mini.
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Taken at Baron's Haugh on 22nd February 2023 using Nikon D500 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens. Fact File
Taken at Strathclyde Park on 18th March 2021 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode. Fact File
Taken at Lochwinnoch on 3rd March 2013 using Nikon D40X with Nikon 300 mm zoom lens. Fact File
Scarlet Elf Cup.
Sarcoscypha coccinea.

Uses: Edibility:
Grows on decaying sticks and branches in damp spots on forest floors, generally buried under leaf litter or in the soil.
2 - 5 cm diameter.
The fungus has been used medicinally by the Oneida Indians
The edibility of the fruit bodies is not clearly established, but its small size, tough texture and insubstantial fruitings would dissuade most people from collecting for the table. 

When picking any fungus for consumption, caution should be exercised at all times.