The Santa Cruz Mycoflora Project

A Comprehensive Reference to the Macrofungi of Santa Cruz County

Genus: Aleuria

Family: Pyronemataceae

Aleuria aurantia

Aleuria aurantia

Aleuria aurantia

Known Species in the County

Approximately 1 species in Santa Cruz County.

Aleuria Records from Santa Cruz County:

Aleuria have bright orange cup-shaped or flattened and often ruffly fruitbodies. Saprophytic. Ruderal, preferring waterlogged bare soil, trailsides, roadcuts, and landslide heaps.

Identification is straightforward in the county as no other fungus really looks like it.