Mushroom ID

kayaksteve

Senior Member
Looks like a jack-o-lantern to me but I’m by no means an expert, barely a novice. These are non edible and one of the chanterelle look alikes i believe
 
Either a jackolantern or false chanterelle. I believe the jacks grow on wood. Jacks are pretty toxic, and will cause severe gastro irritation. Chantarelles grow on the ground.
 

NCHillbilly

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Can’t tell exactly what it is from the pics. Not a jack o lantern though. Probably some species of Lentinus.
 

kayaksteve

Senior Member
Can’t tell exactly what it is from the pics. Not a jack o lantern though. Probably some species of Lentinus.
I just this year took an interest in mushrooms and I’m trying to take in as much info as possible… what in the pictures helps you determine this isn’t a jackolantern?
 
Jack O Lanterns are orange. Grow in clusters. Glow in the dark too sometimes.
 

NCHillbilly

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I just this year took an interest in mushrooms and I’m trying to take in as much info as possible… what in the pictures helps you determine this isn’t a jackolantern?
Just the overall look. Like Parabellum said, jack-o-lanters are orange, and usually grow in dense clusters from buried rotten wood or roots, rarely high on a tree like that. Plus, the serrations around the edge of the cap, and the look of the gills. Same way you would tell a blueberry from a blackberry.
 
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