Hapalopilus croceus
Few people ever notice the orange and yellow glow of Hapalopilus croceus in the forest, despite its conspicuously brilliant self promotion. Here’s why: It’s a rather uncommon fungus, reported in Illinois only a few times so far by mycologists in central and southern counties. To be accurate, mycologists themselves are also rare in Illinois, so the status of Hapalopilus croceus might necessarily be revised someday as more people go to the woods in search of Illinois fungi.