Fungi Friday - Mossy Finds
Here are a few mossy finds from the driftless area of Wisconsin for this #fungifriday by @ewkaw
First we start with some Mycena leaiana. They look really bright agaist this dark green moss.
More orange mycena. It seems to be growing everywhere in fall.
Now on a lichen covered tree there is more cheese polypore. The Latin name is Tyromyces chioneus.
These appear to be twig mushrooms aka Marasmiellus ramealis. When it rains these tiny mushrooms grow all over the place on the forest floor. It is easy to overlook them because they are so tiny.
I suspect these are another species of twig mushroom, they are slightly larger but still quite small compared to most other mushrooms.
Here is a huge milk cap of some sort. I suspect it might be Lactifluus piperatus.
This is what the top looks like. It could be any number of white lactarius mushrooms. Mosquitos were biting so I didn't get a taste test to see if it was peppery lactarius.
Speaking of generic white mushrooms. This tiny guy appears to have hatched out of an egg.
Here is a larger version. This is probably an amanita of some kind as it has all the features i.e. an egg, stem ring and symmetrical gills that don't attach to the stem. Who knows... it might be a death cap.
Here are some Crepidotus. There are quite a few different crepidotus variants out there and they all look quite similar to eachother so this one remains a semi ufo.
Now for some more ufos. They resemble fairy ring mushrooms that possibly got too much rain. Then again there are slimy mushroom species that look like this normally.
The slugs seem to have this one identified. It appears to be a purple brittlegill that is waterlogged, perfect for a slug feast.
That's all for now, thanks for looking :-)
You're showing me mushrooms again, which is really cool.
Just got lots more rain today hopefully more will be out this weekend.
Those orange mushrooms are striking. Nice captures. And the white ones are always a bright contrast on the fall forest floor. Ugh slugs. I want to like and enjoy them like any other forest creature but ... Ugh
Slugs are basically impervious to almost everything because of their slime. Only thing I can think of is that weird parasite that infects their eyes to mimick worms so a bird will eat them to complete the parasite's life cycle in the bird's intestines. As if slugs weren't bad enough lol.
How many varieties of mushrooms are you letting us know about in this opportunity, dear friend @sketch.and.jam, excellent find, I appreciate that you share the information about their names
Have a nice day
Slowly I'm learning many of them. Quite a few are useful or edible if you can id them correctly.
for the first picture or the opening mushroom in your post this time, the orange one does look very bright, especially when it grows among the green moss, it makes the atmosphere or our eyes enchant when we see it, the big one you say is like a milk cover , also very attractive,,and the white one is very beautiful...
The orange color is a nice sign of the fall season here.
Beautiful maybe that's what I'm going to mention for the mushrooms you shared this week and of course I love them.
Thanks for looking, they are all pretty nice specimens this time of year.
milk cap in our country is considered a delicacy in salted form. A very cool snack for vodka 😂😂😂
The saffron milk cap is also a delicacy here, though I usually only find the super spicy peppery milk cap. If you barely taste a bit on your tongue it will burn for a good 30 minutes or so. Could work maybe with salt and something bland as a spice.
oh, first you need to soak these mushrooms in water for a few days. Change the water so that the bitterness goes out of them. And then you can start salting them. It takes time for them to become delicious.
Aha that's the trick I didn't know about maybe I'll try it on a peppery one since they are so common around here. All I've been doing is turning them into powder to use as a black pepper substitute.
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