Temperatures have dropped here in NE Ohio. While I have not seen as many fungi as I did last month, there is still a fair amount out there taking their last shot at reproducing before the snow flies.
The Eyelash Cup is a very very small fungi we can find around here in the Fall. How small? We are talking millimeters here. The cups run around 3-12 millimeters wide. While it’s a bit challenging to find a fungus that is this small, the bright red-orange color helps it stick out from the wood it is growing on.
It is cup shaped and if you look closely, you can see the tiny hairs that line the rim of the cup, hence the name Eyelash Cup.
Some folks say this fungi is inedible and others argue that we don’t know. But in the end, it is really too small to be of any culinary interest.