Orange Cup - Melastiza cornubiensis


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
Recording advice

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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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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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