31 October 2009 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
Disk shaped, surface smooth, orange, margin decorated with brown hairs, to about 15 mm across
Spring to autumn
On damp rotten wood
Spores ellipsoidal, warty/roughened, with many oil drops (19-21) x (11-13) µm2. Paraphyses septate, cylindrical, tips slightly expanded. Marginal hairs septate, tips pointed, sometimes branched at the base, to about 500 µm long.
This fungus is rather similar to Scutellinia scutellata, both macroscopically and microscopically. It is distinguished by the orange colour slightly larger spores, and shorter marginal hairs.
12 September 2009 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.