Brown Cup - Rutstroemia firma


    This species is 0.5 to 1.5 cm across, cup shaped, expanding to a flattened and wavy shape, attached by a short stalk 2 to 3 mm long, inner surface ochraceous brown, outer similarly coloured and becoming wrinkled.

    Identification difficulty

    On the dead and blackened wood of fallen branches, often on fallen oak branches.

    When to see it

    Autumn to early winter.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map