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Jan Thornhill
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I'm a fungi fanatic and writer.
I'm a fungi fanatic and writer.

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Ode to a Mushroom (and to Wrinkled Mushrooms and Vernal Ponds): Bolbitius callisteus (B. callistus)
Bolbitius callisteus  - baby & young adult Bolbitius callisteus , a.k.a. B. callistus , is one of my favourite mushrooms – for a whole bunch of reasons. And edibility is not one of them. Reason #1: It's a trickster, in that it looks completely different at ...
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A post about mushrooming in Chile.
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A Missing Mushroom Reappears After 125 Years: Resupinatus dealbatus
I spend a lot of time looking for fungi. Most of the time, my primary goal is to find species I've never found before. There are bucket-list ones, of course. For instance, I really want to find  Galiella rufa –  though, in that case, it's mostly so I can ye...
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A Lichen-liking Fungus: Illosporiopsis christiansenii
A Lichen-liking Fungus: Illosporiopsis christiansenii
weirdandwonderfulwildmushrooms.blogspot.com
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A Lichen-liking Fungus: Illosporiopsis christiansenii
I like complex fungal stories, especially ones you can hold in one hand. Sometimes these stories are mysteries that need to be solved – and  I get to be the detective. This particular story starts late last fall when my friend Ulli and I were poking around ...
A Lichen-liking Fungus: Illosporiopsis christiansenii
A Lichen-liking Fungus: Illosporiopsis christiansenii
weirdandwonderfulwildmushrooms.blogspot.com
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Colourful Wood: Spalting Fungi
Colourful Wood: Spalting Fungi
sci-why.blogspot.com
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Choosing Between Sex and Celibacy: Anamorphic Fungi (I)
Unlike for you or me, it's not unusual for fungi to reproduce both sexually and asexually. They do this by producing two or more different kinds of spores. It’s a way to hedge their bets: if conditions aren’t optimum for sexually produced spores to germinat...
Choosing Between Sex and Celibacy: Anamorphic Fungi (I)
Choosing Between Sex and Celibacy: Anamorphic Fungi (I)
weirdandwonderfulwildmushrooms.blogspot.ca
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