no distinct cap
hymenium attachment is irregular or not applicable
lacks a stipe
spore print is white
In Europe, the orange peel may be confused with species of ''Otidea'' or ''Caloscypha'' which are poisonous or of unknown edibility.
The North American Audubon Mushroom Field Guide lists orange peel fungi as edible, though not necessarily choice, with no particularly notable continental lookalikes.
DistributionThe orange peel fungus grows on bare clay or disturbed soil throughout North America and Europe. ''Aleuria aurantia'' fruits mainly in late summer and autumn.
Behaviorecology is saprotrophic
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