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.

Xylaria polymorpha, commonly known as dead man's fingers, is a saprobic fungus.

Leratiomyces sp.. Photo by Steve Axford.

Forest Fungus

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.

Laccaria amethystina is commonly known as the Amethyst Deceiver.

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The Incredible Fungus that Looks Like an Octopus ~ Image Credit Flickr User Jose Delgar

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.

Helvella Leucopus ~ By Civi

Sarcoscypha occidentalis, commonly known as the stalked scarlet cup

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

Agaricus arvensis

Leratiomyces sp.

The poisonous Magpie Fungus (Coprinopsis Picacea) is a native of the British isles. First described in 1785. Preferring alkaline soil, it is usually found in beech woods in late summer and early fall. Additional family members occur in North America and throughout Europe.

Phallus indusiatus

blue fungus

This edible mushroom found scattered around roads or paths is more commonly known as the ‘Orange Peel Fungus’.

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