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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