Scientific name: Omphalotus olearius
Synonyms: jack-o'-lantern mushroom
Natural habitat: Mainly on olive trees, sometimes also on oaks or sweet chestnut. Common in the mediterranean area, rare in northern Europe.
Appropiate Substrate: hardwood (oleaster, olive tree, oak, chestnut, beech). Hardwood-based substrate for fruiting in greenhouses.
Usage: Decoration only. Known for its bioluminescent properties which only affect the gills.