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Fascinating mushroom shapes - Ptychoverpa bohemica

10 Oct 2020 1 minute read 0 comments marianomariano68

    Verpa bohemica is a species of fungus from the family Morchellaceae. Widely known as early apricot (or early false apricot), it is one of several species unofficially called "false apricots". The mushroom has a light-brown or yellow...

Leucopaxillus giganteus - healing properties of mushrooms

9 Oct 2020 1 minute read 1 comment marianomariano68

  PL Leucopaxillus giganteus, also known as giant funnel, has medicinal applications. It contains Clitocin, which has antibacterial properties and stimulates the self-destruction of some cancer cells (apoptosis).       Th...

Mushrooms found in Europe - Tricholoma virgatum

8 Oct 2020 1 minute read 0 comments marianomariano68

    The hat is gray, silver-gray, sometimes delicate cream inserts, with a pointed tip, striped. Diameter up to 8 cm. The surface of the hat is dry, prone to cracking. The gills are dense, light gray, they darken with age. Stem, widening dow...

Fascinating mushroom shapes - Astraeus hygrometricus

6 Oct 2020 1 minute read 0 comments marianomariano68

    Astraeus hygrometricus - A young fruiting body is 20 to 40 mm in diameter, fully or partially immersed in the substrate. Ripe ones reach 120 mm. (peridium - the inner shell surrounding the mushroom's fruiting body) is thick and quite hard. The o...

Hypholoma fasciculare - healing properties of mushrooms

5 Oct 2020 1 minute read 0 comments marianomariano68

  Poisonous doesn't mean useless!     Hypholoma fasciculare   Properties. Although Hypholoma fasciculare is a poisonous mushroom, because it causes abdominal pain, vomiting and other symptoms similar to food poisoning, it is a medici...

Fascinating mushroom shapes - Laccaria amethystina

4 Oct 2020 2 minute read 1 comment marianomariano68

  EN PL Laccaria amethystina Lakówka ametystowa The hat of a young marshmallow can have different shapes. Circular to semicircular, wavy or bell-shaped, sometimes the rim is rolled up with a dimple in the center, in older fruiting bodi...

Cantharellus cibarius versus Worms - health properties of mushrooms

1 Oct 2020 1 minute read 0 comments marianomariano68

Since ancient times, Cantharellus cibariu has been widely used in folk medicine as a specific that supports the work of the liver and eyes, alleviates conjunctivitis, increases resistance to infectious diseases and is irreplaceable in the elimi...

Fascinating mushroom shapes - Armillaria mellea (honey mushroom)

30 Sep 2020 1 minute read 0 comments marianomariano68

Armillaria mellea Armillaria mellea The honeycomb cap is 30 to 110 mm in diameter, first hemispherical with a curved edge, then convex to flat with a sharp edge, olive-brown. The surface of the hat is dry, covered with small, darker scales, in...

The green toad (Bufo viridis) in the Silesian Park, Poland

30 Sep 2020 1 minute read 0 comments marianomariano68

The green toad (Bufo viridis) is a beautiful amphibian from the toad family. The toad's body is light gray, covered with green spots, slightly darker in females. In addition to green spots, the body is covered with warts, which have red tips on the...

My journey through Asia, Borneo - What the monkeys are talking about, Borneo, Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary

28 Sep 2020 2 minute read 1 comment marianomariano68

My trip around Malaysian Borneo could not be complete without visiting monkeys who live in Labuk Bay. The place where they are staying is quite specific, because it is not a reserve and it is not a shelter or a zoo. Located several kilometers from...