Jack O Lantern Mushroom Ontario. On the West Coast, Omphalotus olivascens is our most spectacular bioluminescent mushroom. Jack o' lantern mushroom is a common name for several fungus species in the genus Omphalotus: Omphalotus illudens of eastern North America.
More or Less Jack-o'-Lantern Mushroom is said to be bioluminescent, to glow in the dark. However, chanterelles rarely grow in dense clusters, and feature false gills, while the Jack O'Lantern is usually clustered and. The practice of decorating jack-o'-lanterns originated in Ireland, where large turnips and potatoes served as early canvasses.
The pumpkin has a face or image carved into it, and the insides are usually scooped out so that a candle can be placed inside to illuminate the carving.
Unlike the chanterelle, the jack o'lantern mushroom is very poisonous.
Some of their names are: Jack-O-Lantern mushrooms, Chanterelle mushrooms, and the Muscimol mushroom. It is a large orange mushroom that is often found in clumps on decaying stumps, buried roots or at the base of hardwood trees in eastern North America. Omphalotus illudens, the common, toxic "Jack O'lantern" mushroom of northeastern North America, is listed in many books as Omphalotus olearius.Category: Wallpaper