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'' 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.