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.
''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