Jack-o-lantern Mushroom (do NOT eat!)

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    1. Jacques* 98 months ago | reply

      They are probably Omphalotus illudens/ Jack O'Lantern, a toxic species sometimes confused with Chanterelles although quite easy to distinguish. They must be growing on the root of a tree, otherwise it is not O. illudens.

    2. plussed 92 months ago | reply

      Definitely Jack--o-lantern.

      Didn't realize they were so tied to tree roots, but that's certainly the only way I've seen them grow. This was one of a bunch growing at the base of some big, field oaks (Quercus rubra, I think).

    3. The Natural Capital 51 months ago | reply

      Nice example of how these grow in such big clusters. Thanks for using the Creative Commons license; I used this as an illustration for a post at The Natural Capital, with attribution and a link back to this page.

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