Orange Peel Fungus

August 08, 2017

Orange Peel Fungus 2 (3)

Photographer: Cindy Todd 
Summary Author: Cindy Todd

Shown above is the orange peel fungus as observed on a little backpacking trip I took on the High Sierra Trail, near Bearpaw Meadow, in Sequoia National Park, California. The orange peel fungus, (Aleuria aurantia) is a cup type fungus, growing up to 4 in (10 cm) tall. It's easy to see how it gets its name. What I especially love about hiking and backpacking is the exploration -- finding things I've never seen before. Photo taken on June 8, 2017.

Photo Details: Camera Model: Canon PowerShot SX160 IS; Focal Length: 46.834mm; Aperture: ƒ/5.0; Exposure Time: 0.050 s (1/20); ISO equiv: 640.