Orange Aleuria (Aleuria aurantia)Systematics:
- Department: Ascomycota (Ascomycetes)
- Subdivision: Pezizomycotina (Pesizomycotins)
- Class: Pezizomycetes (Pecicomycetes)
- Subclass: Pezizomycetidae (Pecicomycetes)
- Order: Pezizales
- Family: Pyronemataceae (Pyronema)
- Genus: Aleuria (Aleuria)
- Species: Aleuria aurantia (Orange Aleuria)
- Other names for the mushroom:
- Orange pecitsa
Orange aleuria ( lat.Aleuria aurantia ) is a mushroom of the order Petsytsy department of Ascomycetes.
Sedentary, cupped, saucer or ear-shaped, with unevenly curved edges, ∅ 2-4 cm (sometimes up to 8); apothecia often grow together, crawling on top of each other. The inner surface of the fungus is bright orange, smooth, the outer, on the contrary, dull, dull, covered with white pubescence. The pulp is whitish, thin, brittle, without a pronounced odor and taste.
Orange aleuria is found quite often on the soil along the sides of roads, on lawns, forest edges, lawns, forest paths, sandy heaps, tree twists, but as a rule, in bright places. Fruiting from mid-summer to late September.
It can only be confused with other small reddish pets, but they are also not poisonous. Other members of the Aleuria genus are smaller and less common. In early spring, a similar bright red Sarcoscypha coccinea, which differs from Aleuria aurantia in both color and growth time, bears fruit.
The mushroom is noted as edible, but there is little confidence in this issue among popular authors.