Identification: Orange fungus in "compost"

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  1. Debby

    Debby Active Member 10 Years

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    Out in the garden today I noticed that the piles of purchased compost, whose content we wonder about, are populated by an orange fungus. I'd like to know its name...

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    miss_myxomycete Active Member 10 Years

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    Looks like a Peziza, difficult to i.d. to species without microscopic detail but there are people on this forum who will have very knowledgeable ideas :)
     
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    Frog Rising Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    It's not one I've seen before, it looks a bit Tarzetta-ish.
    I see the burnt piece of wood, and some cup fungi really specialize in burned areas.
    Here's a possibly useful cup list to review:
    http://www.mushroomexpert.com/cups.html
    - frog
     
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    Debby Active Member 10 Years

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    I was so taken by the snowdrops, daffs, crocuses, primroses, and hellebores in the garden today that I forgot to look at the fungi. Tomorrow is another day... Thanks for the replies.
     

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