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Western Giant Puffball

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The Basidiomycetes are fungi that bear spores on (not in) specialized cells called basidia. One group of Basidiomytes produce their spores externally on gills, tubes, lobes, etc, and are the typical “mushrooms” with which we are all familiar. The second … 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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Western Rhizopogon

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Walking along Ash Creek at the Dan Ryan Meadow (Lassen County CA) I noticed a slight mushrump (hump on the surface of the ground caused by a developing fungi) in the sandy soil under a ponderosa pine. Carefully pushing aside … Continue reading

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Scrambled Egg Slime Mold – Aethalium

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Yesterday I introduced the plasmodium phase of scrambled egg slime mold. The second growth stage of scrambled egg slime mold (Fuligo septica)  and other slime molds is called an aethalium and is comparable to the spore-bearing fruit of the mushroom. I previously … Continue reading

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