Omphalotus

Omphalotus

Omphalotus is a genus of Basidiomycete mushroom formally described by Fayod in 1889. Members have the traditional cap and stem toadstool form. The best known and type species is the American jack o'lantern mushroom (Omphalotus olearius), a poisonous look alike of chanterelles. It and the Australian ghost fungus (Omphalotus nidiformis) have bioluminescent properties.

References

Alexopolous et al.

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