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Scarlet Bonnet

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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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Jelly Tooth

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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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Orange Earth Tongue

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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

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Bird’s Nest Fungi

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One of the things that amazes me are the various forms and shapes found among fungi or mushrooms. Bird’s nest fungi, although very small and often overlooked, actually do look like tiny bird’s nests. Measured in millimeters, bird’s nest fungi … Continue reading

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A Mushroom Tale

Several days ago “KC”commented on my post “Elfin Saddle“saying she misidentified a mushroom resembling Elfin Saddle, ate it and was suffering the consequences. That reminded me of an experience I had many years ago while in graduate school at Oregon … Continue reading

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