Wild Florida Photo - Omphalotus illudens - Eastern American Jack-o'-lantern

Omphalotus illudens (Schwein.) Bresinsky & Besl

Eastern American Jack-o'-lantern

Florida native

Volusia Co. FL 12/07/13
Volusia Co. FL 12/07/13

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These orange mushrooms grow in clusters on dead wood, either exposed or in the ground, appearing mostly in the fall in wooded areas. The gills attach down the stem. Omphalotus illudens range east of the Rocky Mountains. These mushrooms are reported to glow in the dark, with a faint greenish-blue light emanating from the gills beneath the cap.


Omphalotus illudens is a member of the Omphalotaceae -  family.

For more information on this species, visit the following link:
The Mushroom Expert page for this species

Date record last modified: Jan 06, 2024

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