Autumn Mushrooms 3

 

The mushroom season continues in the fir and spruce forests. Amanita muscaria and Russula emetica are still fruiting prolifically under the conifers and putting on a wonderful display.

As I go through the woods I keep finding more species. There are many I have never seen here before. I have found several as yet unidentified species of coral fungi to add to the property’s species checklist as “unknown coral fungi 1” and so on. There are many new but unknown gill fungi as well. On my most recent walk I found two species of fungus in the genus Telephora (subjects of future posts) and Lactarius thyinos a mushroom that exudes an orange latex when cut. The diversity of fungi growing in the woods, fields, and marshes here is truly amazing.

 

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