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mushroom foraging guide Orange Peel Fungus

Names

Common: Orange Peel Fungus

Latin: Aleuria aurantia

Edibility

Edibility:Edible

Eating notes: Good for adding colour to dishes. The tough texture benefits from longer cooking.

Preserving: Can be dried. 

Season

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Description

Fruit body: Irregular, cup-shaped. Deep orange above, paler dusty orange below. Resembles thin pieces of orange peel lying on the ground.

Stem: None

Spores: White

Flesh: Off-white, brittle.

Habitat: In groups, on bare earth or with grass.

Frequency: Common