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Fungi REFERENCES
Use these for your own shroom learning, discovery, identification, etc.

Arora, D. (1986). Mushrooms Demystified. New York, New York: Ten Speed Press.

Beug, M.W., Bessette, A.E. and Bessette, A.R. (2014). Ascomycete Fungi of North America. Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press.

Davis, R.M.,Sommer, R. and Menge, J.A. (2012). Field Guide to MUSHROOMS of Western North America. Berkeley and Los Angeles, California: University of California Press.

Kuo, M. (website) MushroomExpert. URL: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/

Largent, D. (1986). How to Identify Mushrooms to Genus 1: Macroscopic Features. Eureka, California: Mad River Press, Inc.

Mushroom Observer (website). URL: http://mushroomobserver.org/observer/intro

Mchugh, A. (website) Crazy About Mushrooms. URL: http://www.crazyaboutmushrooms.com/

McKnight, K. H. and McKnight, V. B. (1987). A Field Guide to Mushrooms North America. Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Phillips, R. (2010). Mushrooms and Other Fungi of North America. Buffalo, New York: Firefly Book Ltd.

Trudell, S. and Ammirati, J. (2009). Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press, Inc.
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With the landscape white or brown farther south, here is a yellow bolete from early November to give your eyes a temporary splash of color. Only 7 days away from the shortest day of the year (Northern Hemisphere) thereafter more sunshine and ... :-)
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An atypical shroom, structurally compared with gilled mushrooms, is this Coral fungi probably Ramaria abietina. But it is not unusual, there are 500+ species of Ramaria worldwide (Trudell and Ammirati 2009).

Indexed by: #BD_Ramaria_abietina
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A red-capped shroom to celebrate a traditional color of the holiday season...originally found and photographed November 1.
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Some mushrooms are gilled while others like Suillus lakei have "tubes" for spore dispersal. Note that the photo perspective is top down with a photo inset (lower left corner) illustrating the underside of the mushroom cap.

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Couple of puffballs that remind me of Christmas ornaments...Happy Holidays everyone :-)
Shared with #shroomshotsaturday and +Patti Colston +Sabeena LoBello and +Patricia Kristensen
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Pictured is Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor) an apropos posting with the end of the Thanksgiving holiday "weekend" and given #shroomshotsaturday compiled by +Patti Colston +Sabeena LoBello and +Patricia Kristensen
Hope you all had a great time giving thanks :-)

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Thanksgiving is a time for reflecting and giving thanks...one immediate thought would be food. Those mushrooms in the gravy and stuffing are serious anti-oxidants assisting you in living longer! That's right, Mens Health (https://goo.gl/g1BghW) has the story on this fountain-of-youth.

One spoiler, oyster mushrooms have the highest ERGO (ergothioneine) levels of any food type. Eat just 5 buttons/day to maximize benefits :-)

Yellow Morel (Morchella esculenta) pictured.
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A senescent shroom this fall from a Chicago area Forest Preserve :-)
Shared with #shroomshotsaturday and +Patti Colston +Sabeena LoBello and +Patricia Kristensen

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Here's a polypore colorized in sync with nearby moss :-)

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