Gardd Fotaneg Genedlaethol CymruNational Botanic Garden of WalesNational Botanic Garden of Wales

Scarlet Elf Cup

Sarcoscypha sp.

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A scarlet coloured fungi found on dead logs

When nature has had its colour washed out by the winter cold and rain, this distinctive cup-fungus stands out on moss covered fallen branches.

Look for scarlet elf cup from January to March in Pont Felin Gat and the alder woods next to our Aqualab.