Favolaschia calocera R. Heim
Family: Marasmiaceae
Orange Pore Fungus
Favolaschia calocera image
National Mushroom Centre  
Mata, M., D. Penjor and S. Pradham. 2010. Fungi of Bhutan. National Mushroom Centre, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Thimphu, Bhutan.

Local name: No local name known

Edibility: Unknown

Habitat: On woods among mosses and lichens and gregariously.

Description: Fruiting bodies: The fungus appears as a bright orange stalked fan shaped. Upper surface:  Bright orange to yellowish with a relatively bumpy surface, otherwise smooth with no hairs or scales, 1-3cm in diameter. Under surface:  With prominent pores looking like honeycomb, wide and well spaced, more like holes, con-coloured to the upper surface.  Stem: Very short, 3-5 mm tall, laterally joined to cap. Spore Print: White.

Comments: It is avery unique mushroom which is easy to identify due to its large pores and bright orange colour.  It does not have a close resemblance to other mushrooms and is thus easier to identify. Handling this fungus will result in orange staining of the hand.