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Fungi

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Fungus

Mycena viscidocruenta. This chap's gallery is full of awesome pictures.

A short article with pictures of a Yellow Staghorn fungus.

The "Destroying Angel" (Amanita bisporigera), is as deadly as it is beautiful.

Birch Polypore (Piptoporus betulinus). A fungus that grows pretty much only on dead or dying birch trees. Otzi the Iceman (Europe's oldest mummy at 5,000 years old) was carrying some at the time of his death. It's suspected he was using it as a medicine against whipworm as this mushroom is toxic to this parasite. It also has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.

That's one heck of a mushroom!! Parasol mushroom. Gorgeous!

Field book of common gilled mushrooms New York :G.P. Putnam's Sons,1928.

Bleeding tooth fungus (Hydnellum Peckii)

Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor) growing on a felled silver birch. The growth was quite young so it felt velvety. There were several pores per millimetre on the underside, which was entirely white. The fungus is listed as "inedible" on several sites. Which is fair, because it feels leathery and unpalatable.