Aleuria aurantia

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Aleuria aurantia

21 October 2007 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Orange Cup Fungus

Fruiting Body

Disk or cup shaped, irregular, inner surface smooth, orange, underside orange with a scurfy whitish bloom, to about 10 cm across

Flesh

Whitish, thin, brittle

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Common

Habitat

On bare soil and in grass

Microscopic Features

Spores elliptical, 2 droplets, decorated with a coarse network (17-24) x (9-11) µm2

Edibility

Edible

Notes

Could be confused with several species including Melastiza cornubiensis, as well as Sarcoscypha austriaca and S. coccinea which both grow on wood

Additional Photographs

Aleuria aurantia

21 October 2007 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Aleuria aurantia

22 October 2007 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin