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Amanita muscaria, Supplier: Biopix, http://eol.org/data_objects/19144781

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Deep purple mushroom on the forest floor.

Laccaria Amethystina, commonly known as the Amethyst Deceiver is a small brightly colored, edible mushroom ~ By Andrew D Malcolm purple

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Image of Hygrocybe cantharellus by Bramslev bakker ved Mariager Fjord, Jylland, Danmark via Biopix (cc by nc): http://eol.org/data_objects/19166427

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Photograph by Elinor Teele Polypore Mushrooms in the New England Woods (Gloucester, MA)


Description on photo: While not very colorful or unusual, I love this picture. The tiny caps look like they're spilling out of control. A mushroom explosion!

Hippocampus bargibanti, Credit: Bradley Kidd, FishWise Professional, http://eol.org/data_objects/8613854#   See more camouflage examples: http://www.pinterest.com/eoflife/stealthy-camouflage/

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Mycologist Paul Stamets studies mycelium and lists 6 ways that this astonishing fungus can help save the world

Cookeina is a genus of cup fungi in the family Sarcoscyphaceae, members of which may be found in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Species may be found on fallen branches of angiosperms, trunks, and sometimes on fruits.

Via Grow Veg on FB~ Frost Flowers ♡

libutron: “ Crystal Palace by John Richter ” Frost Flowers -It is as beautiful as it is rare. A frost flower is created on autumn or early winter mornings when ice in extremely thin layers is pushed.

Quammenis spectabilis, credit: INBio, http://eol.org/data_objects/13119864#

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Fungus on willow - I saw one of these on a willow for the first time this year. I never knew that a regular mushroom can grow on a live tree. I always thought that wood ears and such are the only things to grow.