All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Scarlet Cup Fungus</strong><br><em>Sarcoscypha coccinea</em> / Ascomycetes<br>March 20, 2010<br>Norris, TN Norris Dam State Park
Scarlet Cup Fungus
Sarcoscypha coccinea / Ascomycetes
March 20, 2010
Norris, TN Norris Dam State Park
I got quite a surprise when I tried to blow a bit of dead leaf out of one of these cups, it puffed back with its spores! It looked as though it was giving off smoke!