#007: Omphalotus illudens, the Jack-O-Lantern Mushroom [Archived]

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  1. October 17, 2016

    […] produce light using the same chemical reactions that fireflies use.  If you read last week’s FFF post, you are already aware that certain fungi, such as Omphalotus illudens, produce mushrooms that […]

  2. October 17, 2016

    […] For more information on O. illudens, including how to distinguish it from chanterelles, see FFF#007.  Another good edible is Craterellus cornucopioides/fallax (“The Black Trumpet”).  The flesh […]

  3. October 17, 2016

    […] illudens – the “Jack-O-Lantern mushroom” (FFF#007) – is also frequently confused with Golden Chanterelles.  It fruits from decaying wood, but that […]

  4. August 25, 2017

    […] mushrooms (Omphalotus illudens, FFF#007) also resemble H. aurantiaca and are perhaps more difficult to distinguish than the golden […]

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