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Peanut Butter Cup Fungus (Galiella rufa) Growing on highly rotted wood in a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in NW Georgia (Gordon County), US.<br />
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Peanut Butter Cup Fungus (Galiella rufa)

Growing on highly rotted wood in a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in NW Georgia (Gordon County), US.

Peanut Butter Cup Fungus (Galiella rufa) Growing on highly rotted wood in a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in NW Georgia (Gordon County), US.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/60395/rubber_cup_fungus_galiella_rufa.html Galeilla rufa,Galiella rufa,Geotagged,Spring,United States

    comments (6)

  1. How cool that we now have photos of the species being both closed and open. Wonderful! Posted 4 months ago
    1. I love them! I'm glad you enjoyed them as much as I did!

      They do make me hungry, however!
      Posted 4 months ago
  2. These are perfect!! Makes me wish I could eat peanut butter ;) Posted 4 months ago
    1. Same here! I was looking at peanut butter substitutes to make something similar :D Posted 4 months ago
  3. Yes!! They look delish. Posted 3 months ago
    1. :D They really do! How dare they look so yummy? Especially whilst I'm burning extra calories out in the forest? Posted 3 months ago

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''Galiella rufa'', commonly known as the rubber cup, the rufous rubber cup, or the hairy rubber cup, is a species of fungus in the family Sarcosomataceae. The fungus produces cup-shaped fruit bodies that typically grow in clusters on branches and exposed portions of buried wood throughout eastern and Midwest North America and in Malaysia. The fruit bodies have the texture of tough, gelatinous rubber, and have a rough, blackish-brown, felt-like outer surface and a smooth reddish-brown inner surface... more

Similar species: Pezizales
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded May 22, 2018. Captured May 19, 2018 00:42 in 381 Dally Cove Rd, Ranger, GA 30734, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
  • f/4.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO400
  • 60mm