orange mushroom cluster

walshjaSeptember 10, 2005


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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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.


    Bookmark   October 13, 2005 at 5:41PM
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