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Biocentric333
Biocentric333
Shelf Mushroom
  Shelf Mushroom September 11, 2010
Trametes versicolor is saprotrophic, meaning it feeds off of decomposing organic matter. For obvious reasons, in the United States it is commonly referred to as Turkey Tail. It is considered to be medicinal, used in immunoadjuvant therapy for cancer in China, Japan and Europe. According to mycologist Paul Stamets it also has bioremediation potential. This means it has the potential to absorb toxic contaminants found in the natural environment and return ecosystems to their natural state. The imm Shelf Mushroom
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bhoffman6
bhoffman6
Hemlock Reishi Mushroom
  Hemlock Reishi Mushroom August 01, 2010
According to what I have read this is commonly called the Hemlock Varnish Mushroom. It is of the Reishi family and evidently has medicinal qualities. http://mushroom-collecting.com/mushroomreishi.html Hemlock Reishi Mushroom
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Thunder
Thunder
Turkey Tail Fungus
  Turkey Tail Fungus June 04, 2010
Description:An extremely common polypore mushroom, which can be found throughout the world. Smooth underneath. The top surface of the cap shows typical concentric zones of different colors. Flesh 1-3 mm thick, leathery texture. Cap with rust-brown or darker brown, sometimes blackish zones, older specimens, can have zones green algae growing on them, thus appearing green. Commonly grows in tiled layers. Cap flat often triangular or round, with zones of fine hair. Pore surface whitish to light bro Turkey Tail Fungus
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Cinnabar-red Polypore
  Cinnabar-red Polypore January 05, 2010
Red Shelf Mushroom Eats dead wood. P. sanguineus, looks like Pycnoporus cinnabarinus but is thinner. found to possess antibacterial properties inhibited the growth of Sarcoma 180 and Ehrlich solid cancers by 90% (Ohtsuka et al., 1973). Cinnabar-red Polypore
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genny_happy
genny_happy
Fly agaric or fly Amanita
  Fly agaric or fly Amanita April 11, 2009
Amanita muscaria, commonly known as the fly agaric or fly Amanita, is a poisonous and psychoactive basidiomycete fungus, one of many in the genus Amanita. Native throughout the temperate and boreal regions of the Northern Hemisphere, Amanita muscaria has been unintentionally introduced to many countries in the Southern Hemisphere, generally as a symbiont with pine plantations, and is now a true cosmopolitan species. It associates with various deciduous and coniferous trees. The quintessential to Fly agaric or fly Amanita
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fadinha
fadinha
Yellow Orange Fly Agaric
  Yellow Orange Fly Agaric March 13, 2009
The Fly Agarics' are quite famous throughout history and are featured in many works of art and literary works. Most notably, the caterpillar that Alice talks to in "Through The Looking Glass" is seated on one. Noted by many for the toxic compounds which cause sweating, deep sleep, and disorientation. Yellow Orange Fly Agaric




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