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This highly variable species, Aleuria aurantia, can grow as distinct cup-like individuals or as a mass of curly orange forms — or anywhere in between! The upper, shinier side of this amazing fungus is fertile, while the underneath, more spongy-looking side is infertile. Click Here for an awesome web page explaining this species in detail.

bright orange peel fungus aeuria aurantia mushroom moss fleshy transparent translucent

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Orange Peel Fungus can be quite reddish and cup-like!

red cup fungus orange peel aleuria aurantia log ground moss

Most are more orange and have less of a cup form — click the pic to see over 150 more pics.
This is one highly variable fungus species!

Cookeina tricholoma on Project Noah

Cookeina tricholoma cup fungi fungus mushrooms pink tiny delicate lovely leaf litter

Cup fungi can be black and long-stemmed!

plectania nanfeldtii black cup fungi fungus long stemmed stem

Plectania nanfeldtii on Sitka Photos