Mushrooms/Fungi

Palette of Narmer

Chevalier and Gheerbrant have written that among certain Bantu-speaking peoples of the central Congo, the mushroom is viewed as a symbol of the human soul.

Copelandia cambodgeniensis.jpg

Cap: less than 23 mm across, with a convex shape and an incurved margin when young, expanding to broadly convex. Surface is smooth, often cracking with irregular fissures.

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Cap: 1.5-3.5 (4) cm broad. Hemispherical to campanulate to convex at maturity. Margin initially tranlucent when moist. Incurved in young specimens.

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Description: Tawny, broadly conical to flat cap with dark belt around margin, brown gills, and hairy reddish stalk.

Pleurotus ostreatus or Oyster Mushrooms Eat Diesel and Oil

The Washington State Department of Transportation Diesel-Contaminated Maintenance Yard Experiment

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Cap: (5-) 10-15 (-30) mm diam, 5-15 (-20) mm high, globose or conic at first to campanulate, or convex. Margin sulcate-striate . Hygrophanous, orange-brown or ochraceo-olivaceous.

Psilocybe Azurescens

The history of the Psilocybe azurescens is very new and mysterious. This mushroom was only recently discovered:

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