Category: mushrooms

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An intense bloom of Pycnoporus sanguineus, a r…

An intense bloom of Pycnoporus sanguineus, a reishi lookalike that has also seen traditional use as a medicine. Aboriginal Australians reportedly chewed this fungi to cure mouth ulcers and other oral disease. Extracts from this mushroom have industrial applications in dye degradation.

Ganoderma sessile

Ganoderma sessile

A forgotten reishi, picked up from a porch aft…

A forgotten reishi, picked up from a porch after abandonment many years ago. Incredible how resistant to decay these are; it’s truly a testament to the antimicrobial properties of the mushroom.

Small shrooms

Small shrooms

Puffballs, featuring the reishi lookalike like…

Puffballs, featuring the reishi lookalike likely of the Stereum complex

Cute gills

Cute gills

deng

deng

Desert fungi at the October 2018 Los Angeles M…

Desert fungi at the October 2018 Los Angeles Mycological Society meeting