Orange Peel Fungus - Aleuria aurantia


The orange cups often resemble orange peels strewn on the ground, giving this species its common name. The underside in fuzzy grey -white.

Identification difficulty

Grows on the ground, often on embankments or amongst grass and herbs at the edge of woods.

When to see it

September to January.

Life History

Usually grows in clusters.

UK Status

Widespread but not particularly common in Britain.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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

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