Sunday Fungi: In His Cups

Can’t help thinking of the Maid of Hearts… 🙂 but inadvisable to eat. And, you might note, it was a very wet day!

Black Bulgar aka Bachelor’s Buttons: 1st Oct 2019

The interior of this cup-shaped fungus is  described in the field guides as dark brown. But herem some show as wine-red. First Nature website shows a photo of a red cup, yet makes no mention of this variation.

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13 Responses to Sunday Fungi: In His Cups

  1. I’ve never seen fungi like that before.


  2. Deborah says:

    Thanks for sharing these Crispina! That one looks like it has a ruby crystal in it! Beautiful! 😀 ❤

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    • I don’t know what they’re showing as red. Websites and guides all say dark brown. On the other hand, it’s thought Black Bulgar refers to the Bulgarian wine skin, and In His Cups, has also a wine association. Who knows.

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  3. I sure enjoy your Sunday Fungi photos. Lovely!

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  4. Violet Lentz says:

    UGH! they look ready to swallow me up! Especially the bloody looking ones in the top line!

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  5. Joy Pixley says:

    They do look like little cups filled with water, as though the mushrooms are somehow upside down. That must be because they’re wet in your photo, though — nice effect! The shots of the dry mushrooms on the First Nature site make it clear that it’s a smooth reflective surface, not a cup. I can see why they’re called licorice or jelly drops. They look good enough to eat, which of course should have tipped me off that they’re poisonous.

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  6. Dale says:

    How interesting! They look like they are filled with wine for the faeries!

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