Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca

Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca  'False Chanterelle’ (Wulfen) Maire 1921

Velvety yellow-orange fruitbodies, with velvety caps and inrolled margins that become vase-shaped. They have narrow, bright orange forked gills. Although in the Boletales, which are mostly mycorrhizal, Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca is saprotrophic. It grows from the ground in moss, on rotting wood under or near conifers and causes brown rot in wood.. Hyrophoropsis aurantiaca is most often seen in autumn. This is in the Hygrophoropsidaceae family of the Boletales order.