Aleuria aurantia (Orange Peel Fungus)
Europe, North America, South America, Asia, and Australasia
3-6 (10) cm diameter * 2-4 cm tall
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Aleuria aurantia, also known as the Orange Peel Fungus, is a fungus whose fruiting body resembles an orange cup or irregular disc. This mushroom typically grows in clusters on bare soil in wooded areas or among low grasses, often favouring gravelly ground.

Fruiting body apothecial upper (hymenial) surface is bright orange, while the outer (lower) surface is whitish and covered with very small scales. Initially, it is cup-shaped, but as it ages, it becomes more saucer-like and irregular, often developing splits at the wavy margin. It is sessile. The flesh is pallid, brittle and thin. Spore print white.

Microscopic Features: Spores ellipsoidal in shape, displaying a rough, net-like surface pattern, measuring 17-24 x 9-11┬Ám (including the ornamentation). Spores typically contain two small oil droplets, occasionally featuring thorn-like projections at both ends.

Aleuria aurantia on the First Nature Web site.
Aleuria aurantia on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.

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