Russulaceae (Russula) Mushroom Family
The old name in most books is Clitocybe illudens. The luminescence of the gills will often last 40-50 hours after collecting. Luminescence may be seen after sitting in the dark facing the gills for about 2-4 minutes and is usually bright enough to enable one to see each gill clearly. If it does not luminesce, wrap in wax paper, place indoors, and repeat the test in 2-3 hours. This feature combined with the orange color and growth in cespitose clusters on wood distinguishes this fungus from all others. It is a poisonous species but the toxins are unknown. It should be avoided because of this unknown property.