Help with fungus id jamieharrop2013-01-08T15:47:00+00:00January 8th, 2013|0 Comments I came across these beauties while walking through Lumbutts Clough this morning but I have no idea what they are. Any help appreciated – thanks. No Comments Philip January 8, 2013 at 5:00 pm - Reply Hi Jeff, lovely picture. We have some every year in our wood in Todmorden and it is the Scarlet Elf Cup fungi, Sarcoscypha austriaca. It seems to like growing on rotting Sycamore but I have also seen it on Ash. Link to a website here for more details http://www.first-nature.com/fungi/sarcoscypha-austriaca.php Steve Blacksmith January 8, 2013 at 5:41 pm - Reply Hi Jeff, Yes, our senior fungus recorder, Michael Sykes remembers them re-appearing around Calderdale. There were no records of them through much of the 20thC.There is a dedicated Fungus Blog reached by a panel to the left on this site, but it's ok to put them on this main one. Jeff Cox January 8, 2013 at 9:48 pm - Reply Thanks Philip, I dislike not being able to put a name to things! I couldn't say what wood it was growing on as it was covered in moss as you can see from the photos, but I'd be struggling to say what the branch was from even if it wasn't 🙂 Steve Blacksmith January 9, 2013 at 12:29 am - Reply Michael also says he's read that they've been gathered and dried for Xmas decorations in the past. It's the favourite of our youngest member, Oliver (4) of Mytholmroyd, who tells us the names of most fungi he finds before we've caught up with him! David Sutcliffe January 12, 2013 at 9:33 pm - Reply Great shots there Jeff but I couldn't have told you what they were! Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Don't subscribe All Replies to my comments Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.