Observation 143543: Omphalotus illudens (Schwein.) Bresinsky & Besl

When: 2013-08-22

Collection location: Glenmoor, East Liverpool, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Patricia (phonaker)

No specimen available

To begin with I am a total novice at wild mushrooms, mine always come from the store.

These unknown orange mushrooms magically appeared in my neighbors yard. Two days ago there was on small bright orange spot and today there is are 2 small patches ( 2×2 feet and one about 4×4 feet.

The ground is level, no trees close by and no dead wood close by. There was until a few years ago 3 large oak trees that grew about 10 feet away from where there are located. There is a birch tree approximately 12 feet away and a pine to the opposite direction roughly 16 feet away from the mushroom patch.

The smell of them are wonderful, very strong and earthy.

Any help in identifying these would be appreciated.


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Welcome, Patricia!
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-08-22 08:47:15 HST (-1000)

You may be a novice now, but I’m sure you won’t be for long.

I personally cannot identify that mushroom you’ve posted. It looks like a chanterelle, but the stipe doesn’t look right. The stipe looks similar to Floccularia, but the hymenium (spore-producing area) doesn’t. The ridges extend downward from the cap, and the odor (wonderful) might be a reference to apricots (chanterelles).

I’d guess these were mycorrhizal with either the birch or pine. Sixteen feet away is nothing for a mycorrhizal fungus, if the tree is 16 feet tall already.

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