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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 />
<br />
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 2 years 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 2 years ago
      1. Yes, same here for other groups of organisms - really respect the time and effort you invest in that! Thanks :o) Arp Posted 2 years 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 2 years ago
    2. I'm glad you are enjoying them! I worry I'm spamming them too much sometimes! :D Posted 2 years 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 2 years ago
  2. Wow! It feels like giving it a bite :-) are they edible? Posted 2 years ago
    1. Lol! Sadly, they are not edible. Posted 2 years ago
  3. I'm so hungry now! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Me too! I'm imagining that these are sunbutter cups ;) Posted 2 years ago
      1. Same! Nomnommmm Posted 2 years ago
        1. Nomnom! ;P Posted 2 years 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 2 years ago
            1. Definitely :D Posted 2 years ago

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''Galiella rufa'' 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.

Similar species: Pezizales
Species identified by Christine Young
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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