Scutellinia scutellata - Mushroom with a diameter of 5 to 20 mm, initially spherical, then cup-shaped or discoid, without a stem; bright red, crimson, brick interior; outer side brownish, covered with dark, bristly, short hair, denser and longer (up to 2 mm) on the edge.
Thin, fragile flesh. Tasteless and odorless.
Occurrence: In forests and thickets, on decaying wood of deciduous and coniferous trees, on plant debris, on moist soil. It grows in groups, often fruiting bodies overlap; quite common. From spring to autumn.
Value: Inedible mushroom.