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Aleuria aurantia         Orange Peel

Fruitbodies are up to 8 cm across, bright orange, cup-shaped at first, becoming flattened with a wavy margin in age. Flesh is thin and brittle. Widespread and common, this distinctive cup fungus fruits on bare or disturbed soil at the edges of trails or gravel roads in summer and fall, especially in western Canada.  Edible but without much flavour.