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Peanut Butter Cup Fungus - Galiella rufa Cup fungus that resembles a peanut butter cup! The cup is closed at first, but then opens to form a shallow cup. The outer surface is blackish brown while the inner surface is tannish brown. <br />
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Growing alone and in clusters on rotting sticks in a deciduous forest.<br />
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Growing alone and in clusters on rotting sticks in a deciduous forest.<br />
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Peanut Butter Cup Fungus - Galiella rufa

Cup fungus that resembles a peanut butter cup! The cup is closed at first, but then opens to form a shallow cup. The outer surface is blackish brown while the inner surface is tannish brown.

Growing alone and in clusters on rotting sticks in a deciduous forest.

Peanut Butter Cup Fungus - Galiella rufa Cup fungus that resembles a peanut butter cup! The cup is closed at first, but then opens to form a shallow cup. The outer surface is blackish brown while the inner surface is tannish brown. <br />
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Growing alone and in clusters on rotting sticks in a deciduous forest.<br />
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    comments (14)

  1. Really enjoying all your (and Lisa's) series of fungi - excellent additions to the diversity of themes on this site!
    Thanks & cheers Arp
    Posted one year ago
    1. Thank you! I have a huge backlog, so the fungi posts will keep coming....The hard part is trying to find the time and energy to ID them to species level ;) Posted one year ago
      1. Yes, same here for other groups of organisms - really respect the time and effort you invest in that! Thanks :o) Arp Posted one year ago
        1. Thanks, and big respect for you as well for highlighting species that many people overlook. I love the overlooked arthropods and always look forward to your posts! Now, try not to blush ;) Posted one year ago
    2. I'm glad you are enjoying them! I worry I'm spamming them too much sometimes! :D Posted one year ago
      1. I for one am only enjoying the diversity of fungi crossing my screen every day - sometimes let them roll on in a diashow on the second screen. Also, I'm quite sure Ferdy wouldn't want you to cease your spamming! :o) Cheers, Arp Posted one year ago
  2. Wow! It feels like giving it a bite :-) are they edible? Posted one year ago
    1. Lol! Sadly, they are not edible. Posted one year ago
  3. I'm so hungry now! Posted one year ago
    1. Me too! I'm imagining that these are sunbutter cups ;) Posted one year ago
      1. Same! Nomnommmm Posted one year ago
        1. Nomnom! ;P Posted one year ago
          1. They look so nice and yes I can see that if you fill them with chocolate you could enjoy a peanut butter chocolate dessert . Posted one year ago
            1. Definitely :D Posted one year 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 Christine Young
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Uploaded Nov 4, 2018. Captured Aug 5, 2018 10:17 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm