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Sowerbyella rhenana False Orange PeelSowerbyella rhenana is occasionally recorded in northeastern regions but it is more common along the Pacific Northwest where it fruits on wet mossy spots. In S. rhenana the cups are stalked and this helps to distinguish it from the more common Aleuria aurantia (Orange Peel Fungus ). Sowerbyella rhenana was formerly classified in Aleuria but was recently moved into the genus Sowerbyella. However, things taxonomic are in a state of flux and it may move back again before the year is out so don't make any fast moves in your record book. In Aleuria aurantia the cups are attached directly to the substratum. Both species are recognized by their bright orange colour but they may fade or bleach in age.