Orange Cup - Melastiza cornubiensis

    Description

    At first disc shaped then becoming irregularly flattened and wavy and more saucer shaped. It measures from 0.5 cm to 1.5 or 2 cm across, upper surface and underside concolorous orange and smooth, with fine hairs at the margin.

    Identification difficulty
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    Habitat

    On sandy and gravelly soil and paths.

    When to see it

    Autumn to spring.

    UK Status

    Rather infrequent, but widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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