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Mushrooms with unusual colors - Hygrocybe coccineocrenata - (Wilgotnica czerwona)

19 Dec 2020 1 minute read 0 comments marianomariano68

    Hat reaches a diameter of 3 cm, rarely larger. In young fruiting bodies it is convex and becomes flat with age. Intense scarlet, red color clearly visible. The edge of the hat is slightly rolled up and has a lighter - orange, yellowis...

A small white mushroom, probably from the Fomes family, waiting for spring

28 Nov 2020 1 minute read 2 comments marianomariano68

Friday's find is a small tree mushroom. It grows on an old dead tree. Probably the beginning of a small hubbie. The young mushroom and its hymenophore look as if it is looking for life. I won't turn, but maybe the sun will turn towards me...

Autumn mushrooms of Europe - Clitocybe nebularis

27 Nov 2020 1 minute read 1 comment marianomariano68

    Clitocybe nebularis - The cap of this mushroom can reach over 25 cm in diameter. As with most of this type of species, it is convex at first, then becomes flat, and in old age it is concave. The hat's skin is dull. Color most often...

Autumn mushrooms of Europe - Blue roundhead - (Stropharia caerulea)

22 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments marianomariano68

    Stropharia caerulea (Blue roundhead). The cap of this species of mushroom can reach up to 10 cm in diameter. In youth it has the shape of a bell, a cone becomes semicircular with age, and even convex in old age. The color of the hat is m...

Mushrooms occurring in Europe - Gymnopus aquosus

18 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments marianomariano68

    Gymnopus aquosus - The hat may be up to 75 mm in diameter, hemispherical or arched in shape, becoming flat over time, usually with a rounded slightly concave center with a straight edge, wavy with age. Absorbs water, is smooth. When it is wet, i...

Tree mushrooms - Trembling Merulius or jelly rot (Merulius tremellosus)

15 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments marianomariano68

    Merulius tremellosus (trembling Merulius or jelly rot) - annual mushroom growing horizontally. A single fruit body has a diameter of up to 5 cm and a thickness of about 0.5 cm. It joins with other individuals to form flaps with wa...

The mushroom that grew on my home habanero pepper farm

13 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments marianomariano68

    I grew such a mushroom this year in a box with a seedling of habanero pepper. First it was about 4mm tall.       After 2 days it was already about 1 cm tall, but still no characteristic features.       After 4 day...

Deadly poisonous mushrooms - Galerina marginata (funeral bell or the deadly skullcap)

11 Nov 2020 1 minute read 2 comments marianomariano68

    Hat - the mushroom is quite small, the maximum size of the hat is about 5 cm. The young fruiting body has a bell-shaped, arched shape, becoming flatter with age. Color brown, light brown, amber, dark brown. the edge zone darkens b...

Winter and late autumn mushrooms - Tremella mesenterica (yellow brain, golden jelly)

9 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments marianomariano68

    Tremella mesenterica - other common names are yellow brain, golden jelly fungus, yellow trembler, witches' butter. It is a common jelly mushroom. Most often it occurs on dead branches and recently fallen branches. Jelly-like, orange-y...

Fascinating mushroom shapes - Lycoperdon pyriforme

8 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments marianomariano68

    Lycoperdon pyriforme- the mushroom is 1 - 5 cm high and 1 - 4 cm wide. Young fruiting bodies are snow-white in color, later turning ocher, coffee with milk and gray-brown. The fruiting bodies are pear-shaped, often with a spherical...