Omphalotus illudens    (Schw.) A. Ortega & Esteve-Rav. 

common name(s) : Deceiving Funnel Cap, Jack O'Lantern1 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Marasmiaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Boletales/Omphalotaceae  

synonyms: Clitocybe illudens, Pleurotus illudens 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Lentinus illudens)  

edibility : poisonous

photo gallery of  Omphalotus illudens
photo gallery of  Omphalotus illudens potential confusions with  Omphalotus illudens toxicity of Omphalotus illudens genus Omphalotus  

The cap is orange-brown. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is orange brown to red brown, without ring.

The flesh is white to yellowish, unchanging; its taste is slightly acidic; the odour is strong, unpleasant of rancid oil; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are yellow or orange, decurrent, crowded . The spore print is white. This species is saprophytic, sometimes parasitic. It grows on roots or at the base of deciduous trees.

The fruiting period takes place from April to December.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 10 cm (between 5 and 15 cm)
  height of stem approximately 9 cm (between 4 and 15 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 15 mm (between 5 and 28 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : entirely bright orange-yellow; in tufts on wood; decurrent gills, sinuate and off-centre stem; northern species

Omphalotus illudens is rare and localised in the forest of Rambouillet, and is quite rare, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Omphalotus illudens in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Omphalotus illudens in the forest of Rambouillet

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