Distribution: A. aurantia is widespread in the Northern Hemisphere.
Habitat: grassy areas on disturbed soil, in gardens, and along roadsides
Substrate: On ground, in groups or clusters.
Spores: Summer and fall
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Edibility: It is edible, but brittle and hard to collect intact, and has little taste.
It is edible, but brittle and hard to collect intact, and has little taste.
Spores are white. Growth of up to 2 inches. Cup diameter of up to 4 inches. A. rhenana Fuckel is similarly colored, with smaller cups borne on stipes and occurring in clusters. It is much less frequently encountered, seemingly preferring old-growth forests.
Sources: Beug, Michael W., Alan E. Bessette, and Arleen R. Bessette. Ascomycete Fungi of North America. Austin, University of Texas Print, 2014. Roberts, Peter and Evans, Shelley. The Book of Fungi. Chicago, The University of Chicago Press, 2011. Trudell, Steve and Joe Ammirati. Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest. Portland, Timber Press, Inc. 2009.