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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
8:16 am - New species found in grocery store

Via Margaret Atwood @MargaretAtwood.

New mushroom species discovered in London grocery store
DNA barcoding tests 15 pieces in a package of porcini mushrooms


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Monday, October 21st, 2013
11:37 am - Mushroom question

I found these mushrooms growing under
Cedar bushes. Does anybody know what they are ?

Posted via LjBeetle

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Sunday, August 11th, 2013
10:43 pm - weekend foray

We had a pleasant day in the high country searching for mushrooms, came home with (I believe) several young Queen Boletes (Boletus aereus) (it's hard distinguishing between King Boletes and Queens), a few aspen oysters (Pleurotus populinus), one massive Blewit (Clitocybe nuda) (need to verify the ID here), and one potential Shrimp Russula (fish aroma is very, very mild) (R. xerampelina).

Saw many, many "false shrimp russulas" (a large variety of purplish/brownish/ruddy russulas - not emetic) plus some green-capped russulas. Saw a few Leccinums, and many large white mushrooms that I've never gotten a good ID on.

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Wednesday, August 7th, 2013
7:17 pm - Mushroom Exonerated (not really)

Mushroom poisoning was ruled out in sudden unexplained deaths in China (ETA barium poisoning from mushrooms was ruled out, not mushrooms altogether *thanks tylik):


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Sunday, May 12th, 2013
3:41 pm - Лесное майское макро

Купена (Polygonatum)
Flowering Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal) Plant

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Sunday, March 31st, 2013
2:07 pm - Plastic eating mushroom?

Perhaps so, at least according to this article:

Fungi Discovered In The Amazon Will Eat Your Plastic

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Tuesday, November 13th, 2012
7:46 pm - Parasitic ascomycetes on Cordyceps

Interesting article with wonderful photoset of an ant with cordyceps fruiting from its head.


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Sunday, November 11th, 2012
11:16 am - Strange mushroom

I found this strange mushroom  I tried to ID it using Rogers Mushroom, I could not find a match.  I found this  mushroom  on a tree near my gf's house.Is it edible ?

mushroomnd this growing on a tree near my   gf's  house.  I never seen anything like.I tried to ID it with Rogers mushrooms  but couldn't   find a  match.

current mood: amused

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Thursday, October 25th, 2012
10:46 pm



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Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
2:19 pm - just a few



sunshine lollipops

pretty as a picture


northern washington state

fungus on my fungus

little ones

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Monday, October 8th, 2012
5:38 pm - Catalonian mushroom hunters

There's a TV show about hunting mushrooms in Catalonia, it's pretty funny.

Caçadors de bolets

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Thursday, October 4th, 2012
9:48 pm - Mushroom cake



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Thursday, September 27th, 2012
8:00 pm


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Monday, September 3rd, 2012
9:26 pm - SMUT!

This is smut:

We have eaten a little bit of it tonight, (to discern if there are allergies or other problems)

Tomorrow we're going to eat a lot more of it.

The little bit we had was damned delicious. Damned good smut.

Ustilago maydis

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Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
11:23 pm


Very expensive but lovely mushroom plates

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Monday, February 20th, 2012
11:37 pm


Figured some of you might like this.

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Sunday, March 18th, 2012
10:59 pm


does anyone know what is the species of these three beauties? they are growing in our new yard under redwoods, pacific coastal, near bay area, but in mountains a bit. i'm new to the area and a plant lover. all i can id so far are redwoods... sword ferns, madrones, vinca, manzanita (though those were by the dunes)... there are tons of lichens here too. I'm all from the southwest too so all the newness is like whoa:) in a pleasant way but seriously i am still like what are these mushrooms? i suppose a lot will grow here that i've not nurtured which is not my usual garden. anyway have a great day, thanks for looking!

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Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
10:25 pm


Found on Flickr

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Monday, January 2nd, 2012
12:18 pm - Mushroom thingies

I completely forgot to post this and then found the picture. This fall I was out walking and came across these lovely mushrooms thingies. Aren't they adorable?

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Friday, November 11th, 2011
10:46 am - Found this morning during a walk...

I'm thinking this is Amanita phalloides:

Definitely not a fungus to ingest!


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