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Laricifomes officinalis is a wood-decay fungus in the order Polyporales. It causes brown heart rot on conifers, and is found in Europe, Asia, and North America, as well as Morocco. It is commonly known as agarikon, as well as the quinine conk due to its extremely bitter taste. DNA analysis supports L. officinalis as being distinct from the genus Fomitopsis. "The decay is common only in a few old-growth stands. The conks were once collected extensively for production of medicinal quinine.

The largest living organism ever found has been discovered in an ancient American forest. The Armillaria ostoyae, popularly known as the honey mushroom, started from a single spore too small to see without a microscope. It has been spreading its black shoestring filaments, called rhizomorphs, through the forest for an estimated 2,400 years, killing trees as it grows. It now covers 2,200 acres (880 hectares) of the Malheur National Forest, in eastern Oregon.

The Veiled Lady Mushroom is a fungus in the family Phallaceae, or stinkhorns. The mushroom actually uses the cap to draw flies and insects that help disperse the spores. It is edible and is a notable ingredient in Chinese haute cuisine, usually in stir-frys and chicken soups. It is grown commercially and sold in Asian markets, as it is rich in protein, carbohydrates, and dietary fiber; contains various bio-active compounds, and has antioxidant and antimicrobial properties.

Arizona. (Hydnellum peckii) Often called “The Bleeding Tooth mushroom” Hydnellum peckii is a hydnoid species, producing spores on the surface of vertical spines or tooth-like projections that hang from the underbelly of the main stalk It is found in North America, South America, Europe and was recently discovered in Iran. And you hardly need me to tell you this one but they are VERY deadly even to touch and 100% non-edible

Lion's Mane Mushroom (Hericium erinaceus) - is an edible mushroom and medicinal mushroom in the tooth fungus group. Native to North America, it can be identified by its tendency to grow all the spines out from one group, long spines and its appearance on hardwoods.