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Phoenix oysters (Pleurotus pulmonarius) are shelf-like gilled mushrooms. Oyster mushrooms in the Pleurotus genus are morphologically very similar. Often substrate and time of occurrence are the best way to separate them in the field. For example, P ostreatus (red oyster) … Continue reading
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Heyderia abietic is an uncommon club mushroom – or more likely it is rarely noticed. Growing in scattered groups on fallen conifer needles (mostly spruce and fir), this fungus rarely grows more than an inch tall. The small size combined … Continue reading
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The “mycena” are a large group of diminutive, delicate mushrooms. Most are a drab grey or brown, however, a few are brightly colored. Following heavy rains, scarlet bonnet (Mycena adonis) can be found amid the needle beds of coniferous forests … Continue reading
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Toothed fungi (Hydnaceae) bear their spores on downward-pointing spines or “teeth” instead of on gills or pores. The true tooth fungi are fleshy to brittle in texture. One of the gelatinous jelly fungi (Tremellales) also has a toothed spore-bearing surface. … Continue reading
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One more mushroom from along Burney Creek in McArthur-Burney Falls State Park (CA) and then on to other topics: Orange Earth Tongue (Microglossum rufum) is a small mushroom with an orange to yellow club-shaped fruiting body. The enlarged, fertile “head” … Continue reading