Genera & Species


Omphalotus Fayod

Fruitbodies clustered on roots of deciduous trees. Cap depressed to funnel-shaped, usually orange coloured. Gills strongly decurrent, forking. The representatives of this genus are best known for their bioluminiscent properties, i. e. their ability to glow in the dark, which is due to the oxidation of a compound, called luciferin.Two species are so far known in Europe.