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Aleuria aurantia 1.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Pezizomycetes
Family: Pyronemataceae
Genus: Aleuria
Fuckel (1870)
Type species
Aleuria aurantia
(Pers.) Fuckel (1870)

Aleuria is a genus of cup fungi within the phylum Ascomycota. The best known species is Orange peel fungus.

Aleuria species are saprobes.


  • This genus is distinguished by the lack of gills, and epigeous nature.
  • The ascospores are distinctly reticulate.
  • Species are typically (but not always) bright in color.
  • ascocarps are typically over 1 cm in diameter.



  • C.J. Alexopolous, Charles W. Mims, M. Blackwell et al., Introductory Mycology, 4th ed. (John Wiley and Sons, Hoboken NJ, 2004) ISBN 0-471-52229-5

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