Orange Fungis

Asked January 9, 2013, 6:54 PM EST

I have a orange colored fungis growing in my yard and would like to know sonething about it.

Marion County Oregon

1 Response

Thank you for asking about this orange fungus growing in your mulch. It's probably Orange Peel Fungus, (Aleuria aurantia) as here in Oregon, this is the most common one to grow out of the ground that looks like this. It is decomposing materials, and does no harm in your landscape. Here is a fine page with more information, from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, "Welcome to the exciting world of Orange Peel Fungus" Link:http://bioweb.uwlax.edu/bio203/2010/feagles_ange/index.htm.