Observation 12134: Omphalotus illudens (Schwein.) Bresinsky & Besl

When: 2008-10-07

Collection location: Woodbridge, Colonia, New Jersey, USA [Click for map]

Who: Andrew (werdna7)

Specimen available

I used the perterson dield guide on mushrooms to identify this species based on the facts that they are orange, the gills go into the stem, and are growing in a cluster near oak trea roots.
This is in shaded area surrounded trees. Growing with other plants. Poisen oak is very commen in this area.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:08:01 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Woodbridge, Colonia, NJ’ to ‘Woodbridge, Colonia, New Jersey, USA


Copyright © 2008 Andrew K.
Copyright © 2008 Andrew K.
underside of caps showing white fungus on the lower caps. Gills go into the stem. Orange and brown coler. seem to have been partially eaten by animals, partially rotten, looks old.
Copyright © 2008 Andrew K.
tops of caps.

Proposed Names

36% (4)
Eye3 Eyes3
Used references: Peterson Field Guides Mushrooms
-16% (4)
Used references: North American Mushroom Feild Guide.

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Peterson is probably misusing O. olearius
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2013-01-10 16:20:00 PST (-0800)

O. olearius has not been confirmed to occur in the US and O. illudens has been confirmed as a distinct species. See notes on either species.

Created: 2008-10-07 12:43:26 PDT (-0700)
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