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Orange Mushroom-what are they?

Posted by carol_d01 zone 5 (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 21, 06 at 16:53

I posted two photos in the photo gallery of Orange mushrooms I came across. I have never seen mushrooms like these and would appreciate any information.

I discovered them Sept 20. The top of the largest ones are about 3" in diameter, the cluster is about 12" high, and they are the color of a pumpkin. The tops of the mushroom looked leathery and very smooth. They were growing against the north side a large rock, with tall grass in front of them, in mottled shade, about 5 feet in from a country road.

Thank you

Carol


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RE: Orange Mushroom-what are they?

The could be chanterelles


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RE: Orange Mushroom-what are they?

They are definately not chanterelles.Look up Jack-o-lantern,Omphalotus illudens,a poisonous chanterelle look-a-like.Fresh specimens will feebly glow in the dark.


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