Jack-O-Lantern Fungi

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Jack-O-Lantern Fungi

Post by edfrank » Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:03 pm

Orange fungi growing at the base of a oak stump They have reappeared every year for the last five or six years.
The first photos are from September 5, 2012
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Photo of underside of fungi showing lack of rings and orange gills.
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Orange fungi growing at the base of a oak stump They have reappeared every year for the last five or six years.
Photo taken September 7, 2012 showing their growth
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I checked but this patch of fungi did not glow, but that is not a definitive characteristic of the species.

This appears to be Jack O’lantern (Omphalotus illudens) - Information on Jack O’lantern - Encyclopedia of Life
eol.org http://eol.org/pages/190094/overview

http://www.mushroomexpert.com/omphalotus_illudens.html


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Re: Jack-O-Lantern Fungi

Post by Larry Tucei » Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:41 am

Ed, Good photos of the Fungi. I love the color, the stump is near your place? I've been getting alot of mushrooms growing in my front yard this year we have had lots of rainfall. Larry

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Re: Jack-O-Lantern Fungi

Post by edfrank » Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:42 pm

Three more shots taken today - September 8, 2012. The fungi continue to grow and change into a more vase-shaped cap form.
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These are on the edge of my lower yard. The cut-off stump was a white oak that died several years ago. Its twin was blown over in a windstorm this summer. The exposed area at the base is in the pit formed by the upturned root ball of the fallen oak.

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