Stalked Scarlet Cup
Tiny red cup on a tiny white stalk. Grows on fallen wet sticks and branches in damp deciduous woods. May–June; later in cooler years. Cup shallow; outer surface white and smooth; inner surface scarlet. Stalk with equal sides; white. Spore print whitish cream. Spores magnified are elliptical, smooth, with one drop of oil at each end.
Lookalikes: The scarlet cup (S. dudleyi) has a larger cup (commonly 1½ to 2 inches across) and either a very short stalk or none at all. It appears earlier in the season than the stalked scarlet cup.