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Home Fungi Disk-like to cup-like Cups or disks - with no 'eggs' Aleuria sp.

Aleuria sp.

An Orange peel fungus

  

The fruit body is saucer-like to cup-like (and technically is called an apothecium). It is yellowish-orange to deep orange and generally paler on the lower surface - sometimes markedly so. The apothecia have diameters ranging from one to over five centimetres. There may be short stem, but it may be hidden by leaf litter or be partially buried. An isolated apothecium is circular in outline but when apothecia appear closely clustered, they may become distorted by mutual pressure.  

  

The upper surface is quite smooth and the lower is rough to some degree, but without spines, or bristles.

  

The apothecia appear on soil.

 

When a bright orange, an apothecium looks very much like a small piece of orange peel.

 

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Aleuria sp. (An Orange peel fungus) at Cotter River, ACT - 25 May 2022 by trevorpreston Aleuria sp. (An Orange peel fungus) at Denman Prospect, ACT - 21 Aug 2021 by RobG1 Aleuria sp. (An Orange peel fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 30 Jul 2021 by RobG1 Aleuria sp. (An Orange peel fungus) at Cotter River, ACT - 2 Jul 2021 by Jek Aleuria sp. (An Orange peel fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 10 Jul 2020 by tpreston Aleuria sp. (An Orange peel fungus) at Cotter River, ACT - 31 May 2020 by Sarah2019 Aleuria sp. (An Orange peel fungus) at Cotter River, ACT - 4 Aug 2016 by KenT
Aleuria sp. (An Orange peel fungus) at Cotter River, ACT - 25 May 2022 by trevorpreston
Aleuria sp. (An Orange peel fungus) at Denman Prospect, ACT - 21 Aug 2021 by RobG1
Aleuria sp. (An Orange peel fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 30 Jul 2021 by RobG1
Aleuria sp. (An Orange peel fungus) at Cotter River, ACT - 2 Jul 2021 by Jek
Aleuria sp. (An Orange peel fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 10 Jul 2020 by tpreston
Aleuria sp. (An Orange peel fungus) at Cotter River, ACT - 31 May 2020 by Sarah2019
Aleuria sp. (An Orange peel fungus) at Cotter River, ACT - 4 Aug 2016 by KenT

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Species information

  • Aleuria sp. Scientific name
  • An Orange peel fungus Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive
  • 0m to 783m Recorded at altitude

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