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: Edible, but identification requires great care.
Habitat: Terrestrial, occasionally on wood and solitary, scattered or gregarious.
Description: Cap: 5-10 cm diameter, convex, plane-depressed, bright orange to orange-brown or yellowish-brown. Hymenophore: Decurrent gills, close, repeatedly forked, pale yellow to orange. Stem: 2-10 cm tall and up to 1 cm wide, equal, sometimes curved surface, orange to light yellow, with brownish shades. Flesh: Orange. Spore Print: Cream coloured.
Comments: H. aurantiaca can be recognized by the bright orange to brownish colours of the fruiting bodies, the orange forked gills are a distinctive feature. This species sometimes is confused with Cantharellus, however, H. aurantiaca has true gills, rather than false gills, and has a soft flesh, compared to the hard-fleshed of the Cantharellus.