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Red Chanterelle (Cantharellus cinnabarinus)

Cantharellus cinnabarinus is a fungus native to eastern North America. It is a member of the genus Cantharellus along with other chanterelles. It is named after its red color, which is imparted by the carotenoid canthaxanthin. It is edible, fruiting … Continue reading

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White-Pored Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus cincinnatus)

Laetiporus sulphureus is a species of bracket fungus (fungi that grow on trees) found in Europe and North America. Its common names are crab-of-the-woods, sulphur polypore, sulphur shelf, and chicken-of-the-woods. Its fruit bodies grow as striking golden-yellow shelf-like structures on … Continue reading

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pleated inkcap (Parasola plicatilis)

Parasola plicatilis is a small saprotrophic mushroom with a plicate cap (diameter up to 35 mm). It is a widely distributed species in Europe and North America. This ink cap species is a decomposer which can be found in grassy areas, … Continue reading

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First!

First morel of 2022! Petersburg, Virginia.

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witch’s butter (Tremella mesenterica)

Tremella mesenterica (common names include yellow brain, golden jelly fungus, yellow trembler, and witches’ butter) is a common jelly fungus in the Tremellaceae family of the Agaricomycotina. It is most frequently found on dead but attached and on recently fallen … Continue reading

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Cracked Cap Polypore (Fulvifomes robiniae)

Source: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/109473397

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Robust Bracket (Fomitiporia robusta)

Source: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/106086395

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hexagonal-pored polypore (Neofavolus alveolaris)

Neofavolus alveolaris is a species of polypore fungus in the family Polyporaceae. It is widely distributed in the temperate areas of the Northern Hemisphere. Its kidney- or fan-shaped fruit bodies measure 1–8 cm (0.4–3.1 in) in diameter. Initially reddish, they become cream … Continue reading

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violet-toothed polypore (Trichaptum biforme)

Trichaptum biforme is a species of poroid fungus in the order Hymenochaetales. It is a saprobe that decomposes hardwood stumps and logs. Source: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/104480998

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Jelly Ear (Auricularia auricula-judae)

Auricularia auricula-judae, known as the Jew’s ear, wood ear, jelly ear or by a number of other common names, is a species of edible Auriculariales fungus found worldwide. The fruiting body is distinguished by its noticeably ear-like shape and brown … Continue reading

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