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Omphalotus olearius   (Jack o'Lantern)
North America and Europe
Cap 8-12 cm diameter, stem up to 14 cm tall * 1-2 cm thick
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Omphalotus olearius, also know as Jack o'Lantern is an orange mushroom that usually grows in dense tufts from the decaying underground roots of olive trees.

Cap initially convex with an inrolled margin, flattening and eventually developing an upturned wavy margin. The colour is bright orange to yellowish-orange. Gills deeper orange, recurrent narrow and forked. Stem orange, smooth, tapering and darkening towards the base.

Omphalotus olearius on the First Nature Web site.
Omphalotus olearius on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.
Omphalotus olearius on Wikipedia.

Many mushrooms are poisonous and some are lethally poisonous. It can be very hard to distinguish between an edible and a poisonous mushroom. We recommend, because of this, that you don't eat wild mushrooms at all, and this site does not contain any information about the edibility or toxicity of the mushrooms listed here.

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