Sarcoscypha occidentalis Stalked Scarlet Cap
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The striking, vermilion-red cups are saucer-shaped to trumpet-shaped and borne atop white stalks up to 3 cm tall. It fruits in spring and early summer from sticks or small branches. Its big cousin, Sarcoscypha austriaca, has a similar habitat but fruits early in spring (April) and is one of the first fungi you find in Eastern Canada.