orange mushroom cluster

walshjaSeptember 10, 2005

HELP

Every year around this time a few mushroom clusters appear in my fron yard. Each cluster is about 2 feet wide, and has many mushroom caps. They are orange in color and are quite pretty.

They are coming up from the ground, I cannot determine if there is buried wood, are what they are actually growing on.

I was wondering if anyone knew what type of mushroom these are?

They last about 2-3 weeks before starting to turn to mush.

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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

Very cool and colourful!
Has an animal been buried there some time in the past?

    Bookmark   October 11, 2005 at 4:24PM
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walshja

Yes, it is actually quit pretty.

Well, these mushroooms appear every year at the same time, at the same location.

So there is something underneat that this is growing on, I am guessing an old tree stump, as the previous owners did clear some trees in my yard.

In all my research I 'think' it is a Jack-o-Lantern mushroom. Seems to fit all the descriptions. Being a Jack-o-Lantern makes it poisonous !!!

    Bookmark   October 11, 2005 at 6:33PM
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bella_trix(z6b SE PA)

Hi Walshja,

I replied on the ferm, mushroom, etc forum (take a look at it for more information). I think it's Lyophyllum decastes.

Bellatrix

    Bookmark   October 13, 2005 at 5:41PM
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