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cksmom3
cksmom3
Need help indentifying this..
  Need help indentifying this.. September 22, 2014 605
I have no idea what kind of fungus this is, but I am thinking possibly a puff ball of some kind. The orange cap on the top is powdery and leaves a little "skid" mark when touched. The bottom orange ring looks almost like the entry to a wasp nest. Feels quite firm. The fungus was on the north side of the tree and the tree was an oak. Need help indentifying this..
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kbethallen
kbethallen
Can someone please help identify?
  Can someone please help identify? September 04, 2014 795
The larger one came through the ground looking very wood like and at first I thought it was a piece of wood. Then as it's growth progressed the smaller two came up. The two smaller took the shape of mushrooms which lead me to believe it was a species of fungus. As you can see in one picture the smaller two are now gone but the brown spores they left are stretching two feet in a line from each side Can someone please help identify?
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fluffyhippo477
fluffyhippo477
  August 25, 2014 564
fungus of some sort has brown orange and white rings around it.

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lorincook
lorincook
Unidentified Slime Mold or Fungus
  Unidentified Slime Mold or Fungus April 14, 2014 813
Unidentified Slime Mold or Fungus
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Leafcutter Ant
  Leafcutter Ant March 02, 2014 560
47 species
2 genera Atta, Acromyrmex

Atta : three pairs of spines, smooth exoskeleton on the upper surface of the thorax.

Acromyrmex : four pairs of spines, rough exoskeleton.
Oover 25 million years - symbiotic relationship with the fungus it farms.
They farm macrofungus from the mushroom family Agaricaceae.
Leafcutter Ant
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jessica_9455
jessica_9455
Please help identify!
  Please help identify! October 01, 2013 1995
Hi there!
I have whatever fungus/mold this is all throughout my lawn. I want to know what it is so I can get rid of it and also want to find out if it is toxic to my dogs, since they seem to have picked up stomach issues since this appeared. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks!
Please help identify!
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aaronlt
aaronlt
Funky Noodle Fungus?
  Funky Noodle Fungus? August 17, 2013 1885
I found several clusters of this strange fungus in my front yard. It's a bundle of pale yellow noodle-like appendages with a spot of brownish-orange on the top. It looks nothing like a readily recognizable mushroom, but I have no idea what this is. There are also some white, brown topped clusters that look similar a few feet from these. They look almost aquatic. Any ideas what this is? Funky Noodle Fungus?
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Jenilee
Jenilee
  May 27, 2013 1791
Not sure if this is a fungus, but I'm guessing it is. May be a plant.
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gems
gems
Scaley-stalked puffball, Sandy stiltball, or Desert stalked puff
  Scaley-stalked puffball, Sandy stiltball, or Desert stalked puff April 12, 2013 1543
Very little is known about this fungus.It is Provisionally classified as Endangered in Great Britain, and fully protected in the UK under Schedule 8 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. Digging up fungi without permission could also constitute theft under the Theft Act of 1968.it has a woody, slender, and scaly stem that can typically reach 40 centimeters (15.7 in) in length. Although its gen Scaley-stalked puffball, Sandy stiltball, or Desert stalked puff
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dustie
dustie
  March 26, 2013 373
Love to know what kind of fungus this owl is perched on. It must be pretty solid.
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thewiz351
thewiz351
orange mushroom fungus
  orange mushroom fungus December 16, 2012 2189
I think it is carnivorous. flies were stuck to it's slimy interior and other flies and insect were all around.

It has been ID'd as Clathrus columnatus "Stink horn. Thanks to "The Garden Geek" !!

orange mushroom fungus
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Esselean
Esselean
Little egg things?
  Little egg things? November 26, 2012 3222
I am not sure if this is even and animal, fungus or disease. My best guess is that it is some kind of insect egg.

Little egg things?
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robertsadeck
robertsadeck
  October 03, 2012 1732
the mushroom was blackish purple it looked like a blob on the ground when i stepped on it be accident it burst a cloud of purplish black powder. my main question is it poisonous or not.

and also idk how to look at your responses so if someone could email me how to do that and what the fungus is that would be good my email is robertsadeck@yahoo.com
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azlan58
azlan58
anyone tell me this fungus?
  anyone tell me this fungus? September 19, 2012 3915
anyone tell me this fungus?
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Esselean
Esselean
Humongous Fungus
  Humongous Fungus June 23, 2012 2032
Huge mushroom measuring almost 30cm across (That is a 30cm ruler on top of mushroom in the picture) Spongey and orange on top with mottled brown bottom curling up over the top.

This mushroom was pretty battered by the time I found it and it looks like a bush turkey has been scratching and pecking at it. It shriveled up and died a couple of days after this picture was taken.
Humongous Fungus
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cmgfour
cmgfour
  June 19, 2012 4083
This fungus was found on my French Hollyhock and grape leaves. Under the microscope it looks raised with hundreds of white fungus tentacles coming fromt he center outward.
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lindazac
lindazac
Fungus:  red stem, orange/pink gilled top
  Fungus: red stem, orange/pink gilled top April 28, 2012 2717
Found April 2012, brilliant red, with a gill-like (?) top. Please identify. Fungus:  red stem, orange/pink gilled top
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lindazac
lindazac
Fungus:  brown and tips of orange
  Fungus: brown and tips of orange April 28, 2012 1408
Found in January 2011 -- Fungus:  brown and tips of orange
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lindazac
lindazac
Fungus or plant?
  Fungus or plant? April 28, 2012 1714
White feathery plant or fungi? Fungus or plant?
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mata_luna
mata_luna
Very small gooey fungus
  Very small gooey fungus April 07, 2012 1570
Very small gooey fungus
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DinaBlue
DinaBlue
???
  ??? November 13, 2011 2749
Cut down an old tree that started out as a sapling, the sapling was a 'farewell gift' from my grandfather when he left the hospital. We never identified the tree, and eventually cut it down because it was high matenaince. The fungus stared to grow, its small orange clusters that are BRIGHT orange.

I live in Northern California, but the tree might not be native. Can someone help identify it?
???
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blit44
blit44
  October 18, 2011 282
Bright red honey comb like fungus that starts out round white balls with hexagon shapes.
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blit44
blit44
  October 18, 2011 233
Bright red honey comb like fungus that starts out round white balls with hexagon shapes.
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summerknight911
summerknight911
  October 02, 2011 2582
only three of this type were growing there, but many others and appeard to have white powder on them.What kind of fungus is this???
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KaneBN
KaneBN
  October 02, 2011 1809
We believe this might be a "Clathrus columnatus" type fungus but are not sure and would like confirmation from an expert--- long, red, claw-like growths in a raised cutting garden after long amounts of rainfall in Connecticut, USA.
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natalyro
natalyro
  September 09, 2011 281
I found these two mushrooms and cant identify them, i looked everywhere! they seem to be very similar, except for the color, one is more red and the other is almost black/blue. please help!
they are about 2-3cm tall, i noticed they are a bit wet on top but it could've been due to humidity, however, i didnt see it on any other plants/fungus.
one of them is very red at the middle of the cap an
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natalyro
natalyro
  September 09, 2011 2786
I found these two mushrooms and cant identify them, i looked everywhere! they seem to be very similar, except for the color, one is more red and the other is almost black/blue. please help!
they are about 2-3cm tall, i noticed they are a bit wet on top but it could've been due to humidity, however, i didnt see it on any other plants/fungus.
one of them is very red at the middle of the cap an
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chickabittie
chickabittie
Please Help Me ID this monster!
  Please Help Me ID this monster! September 04, 2011 2982
Hi, this comes up in my lawn at the end of every summer. I live in Eastern Massachusetts. This monster orange fungus starts out with one mushroom, then quickly multiplies from there. I did a spore print last night, and it has whitish gray spores, and lighter orange gills. It can grow over 2 feet in diameter. I am no expert in fungus, just really, really curious as to what this is. Thank you all so Please Help Me ID this monster!
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AlienOddity
AlienOddity
  July 17, 2011 229
Found in my backyard in the shade along a fence. Eack brown nodule about the size of a large egg. Very thin brown "skin" covering a thick gelatinous layer, which in turn covers the white body of the fungus.
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Orange Peel Fungus
  Orange Peel Fungus June 01, 2011 4636
Ascocarp

Elf Cup Fungus
Orange Peel Fungus
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CrookedCreek
CrookedCreek
Tiny Orange Fungus
  Tiny Orange Fungus May 18, 2011 3330
Tiny Orange Fungus on a tree branch Tiny Orange Fungus
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sandy1957
sandy1957
Photo of pimento looking tinnacles fungus.
  Photo of pimento looking tinnacles fungus. April 05, 2011 323
Update.... photo added to last post. Photo of pimento looking tinnacles fungus.
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jghadban
jghadban
bracket/shelf fungus
  bracket/shelf fungus March 20, 2011 2273
what type of bracket/shelf fungus is this? i'm looking for specific type and scientific name. thanks for your help. bracket/shelf fungus
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rb21654
rb21654
Orchid Problems and Causes
  Orchid Problems and Causes January 26, 2011 4741
No matter what type of plant you grow you eventually are going to have problems. You will sooner or later have orchid problems if you grow orchids also.

Orchids can live for a very long time, and for this to happen the right conditions must exist and when problems do occur they must be dealt with immediately or you plants will suffer.

When growing orchids there are several orchid pro
Orchid Problems and Causes
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Biocentric333
Biocentric333
Bird's Nest Fungus
  Bird's Nest Fungus September 05, 2010 2417
I hope I've got the correct identification here. I found another website with information on bird's nest fungi, but the listed scientific name is Cyathus olla. So I am not quite sure how I can tell which one is which. That website is:

[[]]http://waynesword.palomar.edu/pljune96.htm[[]]

These are named bird's nest fungi because of their nest-like appearance. They are commonly found con
Bird's Nest Fungus
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Thunder
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Goldenrain tree
  Goldenrain tree August 20, 2010 6192
Medicinal Uses: The flowers are ophthalmic. They are used in the treatment of conjunctivitis and epiphora

Food Uses: The seeds are edible when roasted, but not commonly consumed

Other Notes: In some areas, notably the eastern United States and particularly in Florida, it is considered an invasive species.

yellow dye is obtained from the flowers. A black dye is obtained from th
Goldenrain tree
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Eyelash Cup Fungus
  Eyelash Cup Fungus July 19, 2010 3168
Red Ascocarp Fungus

Looks like a Red Hairy Fairy Cap (Humaria)
Eyelash Cup Fungus
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Shelf Fungus
  Shelf Fungus July 19, 2010 1917
Shelf Fungus
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Plants and Wildlife of the Utah Desert
  Plants and Wildlife of the Utah Desert July 19, 2010 5693
Here are a few plants and animals found near Delta, Utah. This area is the most remote area in the
United States. Also one of the most desolate. These creatures are highly adapted to extreme drought,
heat, and even freezing
temperatures.
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PLANTS

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[[]]http://healthyhomegardening.com/Plant.php?pid=2440[[]]<
Plants and Wildlife of the Utah Desert
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Kitchen Medicine - Part 2
  Kitchen Medicine - Part 2 July 15, 2010 2103
Nuts

Almond (Prunus amygdalus dulcis) - Claimed health benefits include improved complexion, improved movement of food through the colon (feces) and the prevention of cancer

Cashew (Anacardium occidentale) - Cashew contains healthy monounsaturated fat that promotes good cardiovascular health, because monounsaturated fats reduce high triglyceride levels, which are associated with incr
Kitchen Medicine - Part 2
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Thunder
Thunder
English Walnut
  English Walnut July 14, 2010 2573
The walnut was introduced into western and northern Europe very early, by Roman times or earlier, and to the Americas by the 17th century, by English colonists. Important nut-growing regions include France, Serbia, Greece, Bulgaria, and Romania in Europe, China in Asia, California in North America, and Chile in South America. Lately the crop has spread to another regions: New Zealand and southeast English Walnut
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Cstmtee
Cstmtee
Not sure if it's a fungus or a bug
  Not sure if it's a fungus or a bug July 12, 2010 1698
Not sure if it's a fungus or a bug
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Thunder
Thunder
American Witch Hazel
  American Witch Hazel July 12, 2010 3544
Hamamelis virginiana was well known as a medicinal plant by Native Americans. Cherokee, Chippewa, Iroquois, Menominee, Mohegan, and Potowatomi tribes used it as a cold remedy, dermatological aid, febrifuge, gynecological aid, eye medicine, kidney aid, and in other ways (D. E. Moerman 1986).

Witch-hazel was subsequently used by the early European settlers in similar ways. A tea of the leaves
American Witch Hazel
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Red Fungus Disease
  Red Fungus Disease June 30, 2010 9303
Red Fungus Disease
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Shelf Fungus
  Shelf Fungus June 30, 2010 1640
Shelf Fungus
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Yellow Slime Mold
  Yellow Slime Mold June 30, 2010 7587
Many-Headed Slime
This is not a fungus, it's an ameoba, which is in it's own Kingdom now (Amoebozoa).
The Amoebozoa are a major group of amoeboid protozoa, including the majority that move by means of internal cytoplasmic flow. Their pseudopodia are characteristically blunt and finger-like, called lobopodia. Most are unicellular, and are common in soils and aquatic habitats, with some found
Yellow Slime Mold
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Scaly Hedgehog Fungus
  Scaly Hedgehog Fungus June 30, 2010 3480
It didn't have any stem.
The Scaly Hedgehog is edible. Many sources report it has a bitter taste, but others have found it delicious and suspect that the bitter specimens may be similar related species.

On the underside it sports greyish brittle teeth instead of gills, and has white flesh. The spore print is brown. It is associated with spruce (Abies), appearing in autumn. It ranges thro
Scaly Hedgehog Fungus
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Tree Fungus
  Tree Fungus June 30, 2010 2187
Tree Fungus
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Strange Growths on Trumpet Creeper
  Strange Growths on Trumpet Creeper June 25, 2010 5755
I'm not sure if this is some part of the plant, a virus, bacteria, or fungus. Strange Growths on Trumpet Creeper
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Jelly Fungus
  Jelly Fungus June 22, 2010 1464
Jelly Fungus
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Daisy Fleabane
  Daisy Fleabane June 18, 2010 9492
Ancient Europeans believed that the odor of this genus repelled fleas, thus the name fleabane. This seems to have no basis in fact.

The Ojibwas used the smoke of disk florets to attract deer and in their smoking mixture or kinnikinnick .

Fleabane's common name reflects its use as a bug repellant. In fact, starlings line their nests with fleabane to keep mites away. People once mixed
Daisy Fleabane
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Giant Shelf Fungus
  Giant Shelf Fungus June 16, 2010 2505
Giant Shelf Fungus
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DRaley
DRaley
  June 04, 2010 5164
My yellow straight neck squash plant has been healthy and producing. Today when I examined my garden this plant was wilted and curled with these huge ugly fungus growths all over the base of the plant. I do not know what this is or where it came from, I planted this garden 8 weeks ago and have had no problems.
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Fairy Ring Mushrooms
  Fairy Ring Mushrooms June 04, 2010 3758
Cap 25cm across, convex then flattened with a large broad umbo, tan when moist drying buff tinged with tan at the centre. Stem 20100 x 35mm, whitish to pale buff, tough, rigid. Flesh thick at the centre of the cap, whitish. Smell of fresh sawdust. Gills white then ochre-cream, distant. Spore print white. Spores pip-shaped, 810 x 56um. Cuticular cells smooth, subglobose.
Edible and excellen
Fairy Ring Mushrooms
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Turkey Tail Fungus
  Turkey Tail Fungus June 04, 2010 3005
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 la Turkey Tail Fungus
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Kousa Dogwood
  Kousa Dogwood May 29, 2010 6135
The Chinese dogwood (Cornus kousa) is a later flowering form of dogwood. This Dogwood

flowers for a long time beginning in late May and often lasts into July. These flowers are a creamy white and they arrive shortly after the leaves emerge.
Fruit is sweet and juicy, it is very nice in small quantities. Very seedy. The skin is rather tough and unpleasant, but the pulp is delicious with a
Kousa Dogwood
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Ghost Flower
  Ghost Flower May 27, 2010 1602
This Rare plant has an odd relationship required for growth...Until recently, botanists believed that Indian Pipes were saprophytes, subsisting on dead or decaying organic material. Recent investigations, however, have revealed that Monotropa uniflora is actually parasitic on a fungus that is in a "mycorrhizal" relationship with a tree. The fungus and the tree are exchanging nutrients in Ghost Flower
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Turkey Tail Fungus
  Turkey Tail Fungus May 24, 2010 2390
Trametes versicolor
AKA Coriolus versicolor and Polyporus versicolor
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 colours. Flesh 1-3 mm thick, leathery texture. Cap with rust-brown or darker brown, sometimes blackish zones, Older specimens, can have zones green alg
Turkey Tail Fungus
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JGLASS
JGLASS
round orange/not sure if its a fungus
  round orange/not sure if its a fungus May 17, 2010 5066
its orange in color and is round in shape, came up after some heavy rains, rubbery to the touch and when the pod/fungus is popped it has thick orange liquid inside,. round orange/not sure if its a fungus
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Identifiers and Plant Identification
  Identifiers and Plant Identification April 06, 2010 3969
Here are all of the identification resources linked together on one page.

How to Identify
Step 1) How to take a good picture:

[[]]http://healthyhomegardening.com/How_to_Identify.php[[]]
How to find the species name:
[[]]http://healthyhomegardening.com/How_to_Identify.php?p=id[[]]

Plant Identifiers:
[[]]http://healthyhomegardening.com/Plant_Identifier.php[[]]

Identifiers and Plant Identification
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Artist's Conk Fungus
  Artist's Conk Fungus January 05, 2010 6126
Ganoderma applanatum

AKA:Artist's Bracket, Artist's Conk, or Flacher Lackporling; syn. Boletus applanatus, Fomes applanatus, Fomes vegetus, Ganoderme aplani, Ganoderma lipsiense, Polyporus applanatus, and Polyporus vegetus

Bracket fungus with a worldwide distribution.

The Artist's Conk gets it's name from its ability to be as a drawing medium for artists. When the surface is r
Artist's Conk Fungus
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Bird Nest Fungus
  Bird Nest Fungus December 28, 2009 1026
The white fungus is a chanterelloid, the other two brown fungi are Birds Nest. Bird Nest Fungus
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Chantarelloid Fungus
  Chantarelloid Fungus December 28, 2009 1220
Chantarelloid Fungus
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Chaga Mushroom
  Chaga Mushroom October 28, 2009 4913
AKA cinder conk

The sterile conk is irregularly formed and has the appearance of burnt charcoal. The fertile fruitbody can be found very rarely as a resupinate (crustose) fungus on or near the clinker, usually appearing after the host tree is completely dead.

Herbalist David Winston maintains that it is the strongest anti-cancer medicinal mushroom.

In 2005, I. obliquus was
Chaga Mushroom
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heidbenati
heidbenati
Cercospora Leaf Spot, Narrow Brown Leaf Spot
  Cercospora Leaf Spot, Narrow Brown Leaf Spot October 25, 2009 14635
Hydrangea macrophylla Plant infected with Cercospora Leaf Spot.

Cercospora Leaf Spot is a common disease in landscaping planting of Hydrangea. It is usually seen in low-maintenance landscaping.
It will unlikely kill the plant but will show many spots and leafs will shed prematurely.
The fungus will likely spread to other healthy leaves by splashing water from th
Cercospora Leaf Spot, Narrow Brown Leaf Spot
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heidbenati
heidbenati
Unknown Fungus, Unknown Plant
  Unknown Fungus, Unknown Plant October 25, 2009 6862
Unknown Fungus, Unknown Plant Unknown Fungus, Unknown Plant
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Puff Ball Fungus
  Puff Ball Fungus September 21, 2009 6691
Puff Ball Fungus
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lfmitchell
lfmitchell
Unknown Mushroom
  Unknown Mushroom August 31, 2009 2522
Found this big glob of a fungus on my mulch under my Japanese Maple. It was very large -- about one and one half feet in length. Later it got red droplets. I have never been able to find out what it is.
Unknown Mushroom
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Tree Puff Ball Fungus
  Tree Puff Ball Fungus August 25, 2009 5098
Tree Puff Ball Fungus
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Pink Lupine
  Pink Lupine August 25, 2009 2905
These lupins are referred to as sweet lupins because they contain smaller amounts of toxic alkaloids than the bitter lupin varieties.
Newly bred variants of sweet lupins are grown extensively in Germany; they lack any bitter taste and require no soaking in salt solution.
The seeds are used for different foods from vegan sausages to lupin-tofu or baking-enhancing lupin flour.
Pink Lupine
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fadinha_green
fadinha_green
Orange Chicken of the Woods
  Orange Chicken of the Woods July 20, 2009 4851
Orange Chicken of the Woods Mushroom with white pigments

Laetiporus is a genus of edible mushrooms found throughout much of the world. Some species are commonly known as sulphur shelf, chicken of the woods, the chicken mushroom, or the chicken fungus because many think they taste like chicken. The name "chicken of the woods" also refers to the edible polypore, Maitake (Grifola fr
Orange Chicken of the Woods
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Bird's Nest Fungus
  Bird's Nest Fungus June 30, 2009 10915
Strange, Tiny, Bowl-Like Fungus Pores.

Often found in sawdust, woodchips, manure, or well enriched soil. Cup is striated. They are saprophytes (decomposers of organic material).

The seeds are small capsules known as peridioles which contain the spores.
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A single drop of rain properly hitting the splash-cup can send the spore s
Bird's Nest Fungus
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Lichen - Xanthoria elegans
  Lichen - Xanthoria elegans June 25, 2009 1698
Xanthoria elegans was one of the first lichens to be used for the rock-face dating method known as lichenometry.

Lichen is a composite organisms consisting of a symbiotic association of a fungus which digests the rock and a photosynthetic partner which makes sugars from the sunlight, usually either a green alga or cyanobacterium.

Given proper time, lichens can grow on just about an
Lichen - Xanthoria elegans
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lorincook
lorincook
Chicken of the Woods
  Chicken of the Woods June 06, 2009 3779
Commonly known as sulphur shelf, chicken of the woods, the chicken mushroom, or the chicken fungus because many think they taste like chicken. The name "chicken of the woods" also refers to the edible polypore, Maitake (Grifola frondosa).

[ Basidiomycetes > Polyporales > Polyporaceae > Laetiporus . . . ]

below by Michael Kuo.....

Often called the "ch
Chicken of the Woods
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Potato
  Potato May 11, 2009 2848
Based on historical records, local agriculturalists, and DNA analyses, the most widely cultivated variety worldwide, Solanum tuberosum ssp. tuberosum, is believed to be indigenous to the Chiloé Archipelago where it was cultivated as long as 10,000 years ago.


The potato was introduced to Europe in 1536, and subsequently by European mariners to territories and ports throughou
Potato
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Jenny_Smith
Jenny_Smith
Corn smut
  Corn smut May 03, 2009 4863
Corn smut is a disease of maize caused by the pathogenic plant fungus Ustilago maydis.
In Mexico corn smut is called huitlacoche, sometimes spelled cuitlacoche), a Nahuatl word reportedly meaning raven's excrement. It is considered a delicacy, even being preserved and sold for a higher price than corn. For culinary use, the galls are harvested while still immature fully mature gal
Corn smut
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Rye
  Rye May 01, 2009 2076
Ryegrass is not the same as Rye, which is a grain crop.

Winter rye is any breed of rye planted in the fall to provide ground cover for the winter. It actually grows during any warmer days of the winter, when sunlight temporarily brings the plant to above freezing, even while there is still general snow cover.

Can be made into flour, bread, beer, whiskies, and vodkas.

Rye is
Rye
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fadinha
fadinha
Vinca, Periwinkle (or Madagascar periwinkle), and Myrtle.
  Vinca, Periwinkle (or Madagascar periwinkle), and Myrtle. April 30, 2009 5671
It is a semi woody evergreen perennial, and is known by three names: Vinca, Periwinkle (or Madagascar periwinkle), and Myrtle.

The plant is easy to grow, and requires little or no attention. It does best in poor, well-drained soils. Flowering will suffer if soils are too fertile. Pinch back early in the season to encourage branching and a fuller plant. It does not need deadheading - the fl
Vinca, Periwinkle (or Madagascar periwinkle), and Myrtle.
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gardengeek
Corn Smut Galls
  Corn Smut Galls April 27, 2009 1700
Author: Mary Ann Hansen, Extension Plant Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology and Weed Science, Virginia Tech.


Common smut of corn is caused by the fungus Ustilago maydis. The fungus causes gall formation on all aboveground parts of corn plants. In some parts of the world, such as Mexico, immature galls are eaten and considered a delicacy. In the United States
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Powdery mildew
  Powdery mildew April 23, 2009 17526
Powdery mildew is a fungal disease that affects a wide range of plants. Powdery mildew diseases are caused by many different species of fungi in the order Erysiphales. It is one of the easier diseases to spot, as its symptoms are quite distinctive. Infected plants display white powder-like spots on the leaves and stems. The lower leaves are the most affected, but the mildew can appear on any part Powdery mildew
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White rot root disease - Honey fungus or Armillaria
  White rot root disease - Honey fungus or Armillaria April 23, 2009 9567
Honey fungus or Armillaria is a genus of parasitic fungi that live on trees and woody shrubs. It includes about 10 species formerly lumped together as A. mellea.

Armillaria is long lived and form some of the largest living organisms in the world. The largest single organism (of the species Armillaria ostoyae) covers more than 3.4 square miles (8.9 km²) and is thousands of years old. S
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Brain Mushroom Unknown
  Brain Mushroom Unknown April 21, 2009 2477
I'm not sure what this fungus is. If you know, let me know. Brain Mushroom Unknown
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Alien Brain Fungus - Unknown
  Alien Brain Fungus - Unknown April 21, 2009 1918
I'm not sure what the real name of this fungus is, it was growning on some decomposing wood. Alien Brain Fungus - Unknown
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Common Groundsel
  Common Groundsel April 19, 2009 5138
Medicinal: In 1931 it was recommended as a diaphoretic, an antiscorbutic, a purgative, a diuretic, an anthelmintic, and a cure for epilepsy.

Caged birds fond of the seeds, but many animals eat the leaves. More recent studies show that the lethal amount that cattle or horses need to consume is 7% of their body weight (example: a cow weighing 700 pounds would need to eat 50 pounds.)

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Kangaroos Paw
  Kangaroos Paw April 16, 2009 3333
Bloodwort family
Puffy Primative Red Plant
Bush Ember, Kangaroos Paw, Cat's Paw
A Dof kangaroo paws is a fungus: ink disease.
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Pansy
  Pansy April 13, 2009 5760
The pansy flower has two top petals overlapping slightly, two side petals, beards where the three lower petals join the center of the flower, and a single bottom petal with a slight indentation.

The pansy or pansy violets are a large group of hybrid plants cultivated as garden flowers. Pansies are derived from Viola species Viola tricolor hybridized with other viola species.

The mo
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Fly agaric or fly Amanita
  Fly agaric or fly Amanita April 11, 2009 4842
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 co Fly agaric or fly Amanita
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Camellia Leaf Gall
  Camellia Leaf Gall March 18, 2009 5613
The disease is caused by the fungus Exobasidium camelliae.
The severity of the disease varies according to the weather conditions when leaf expansion begins in the spring. Cool, moist weather favors disease development. Frequently overhead sprinkler irrigation provides the moisture necessary for disease development. The fungus survives during the winter in leaf buds and infects the developi
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Cedar-Apple and Quince Rusts
  Cedar-Apple and Quince Rusts March 18, 2009 2905
Cedar-apple rust and quince rust affect two groups of vastly utilized landscape plants. The cedar-apple rust fungus overwinters in galls that may grow to several inches in diameter on eastern red cedar and several other junipers. In the spring, brightly-colored, gelatinous horns emerge from the galls during wet weather. These horns consist of masses of spores that are spread by wind to newly-emerg Cedar-Apple and Quince Rusts
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Dogwood anthracnose
  Dogwood anthracnose March 18, 2009 3004
Dogwood anthracnose is caused by the fungus Discula.
Brown, elliptical cankers may form at the base of dead branches. Drought, winter injury, and environmental stress predispose dogwood to anthracnose. Kousa dogwood (Cornus kousa) is resistant to this disease.

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 Dollar Spot
  Dollar Spot March 18, 2009 3378
The disease is caused by the fungus Sclerotinia homoeocarpa. Susceptible turfgrass include: all species of warm- and cool-season turfgrass. Tall fescues, Bentgrass, Zoysiagrass and Bermuda hybrids are particularly susceptible.
Dollar spot is favored by temperatures between 60F to 85F and continuous high humidity and low soil moisture. This disease is particularly favored by warm days, cool
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Brown Patch
  Brown Patch March 18, 2009 2871

Rhizoctonia solani (teleomorph: Thanatephorus cucumeris) is a plant pathogenic fungus with a wide host range and worldwide distribution. It is one cause of the condition known as damping off, which is a cause of death of seedlings in agriculture. It is also responsible for wire stem, a disease of cabbage, cauliflower and related plants that is similar to damping-off but attacks older seedlin
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Orelha de Madeira , Cloud ear fungus
  Orelha de Madeira , Cloud ear fungus March 18, 2009 1815
Growing Stage
Wood Ear Mushrooms (Auricularia polytricha) don't have a lot of flavor but have a nice texture. Very popular in Chinese cuisine.
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Azalea Leaf and Flower Gall
  Azalea Leaf and Flower Gall March 17, 2009 3723
The disease will cause pale green, pink white or brown fleshy galls, which are caused by the fungus Exobasidium vaccinii.

Exobasidium vaccinii also infects species of Vaccinium including cranberries where it produces bright red, swollen spots on the leaves and fruits. Infected stems become thickened.
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Oranje Jelly
  Oranje Jelly March 15, 2009 2202
Dacrymyces palmatus is a yellow-orange jelly fungus which closely mimics Tremella mesenterica, the common Witch's Butter. The two taxa are best told apart in the field by differences in habit and substrate. Tremella mesenterica is a parasite of Stereum species and typically fruits with its host on hardwoods usually with intact bark. In contrast, Dacrymyces palmatus occurs on decorticated conifer w Oranje Jelly
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Anthracnose - A Fungal Disease of Shade Trees
  Anthracnose - A Fungal Disease of Shade Trees March 14, 2009 3989
Plant disease of warm humid areas, caused by a fungus (usually Colletotrichum or Gloeosporium). It infects various plants, from trees to grasses. Symptoms include sunken spots of various colours in leaves, stems, fruits, or flowers, often leading to wilting and dying of tissues. Dogwood anthracnose, caused by the fungus Discula destructiva, thrives in cool climates; in the U.S. it has caused sever Anthracnose - A Fungal Disease of Shade Trees
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Aphids
  Aphids March 13, 2009 5085
Aphids, also known as plant lice (and in Britain as greenflies),[1] are small plant-eating insects, and members of the superfamily Aphidoidea.[2] Aphids are among the most destructive insect pests on cultivated plants in temperate regions.[3] The damage they do to plants has made them enemies of farmers and gardeners the world over, but from a purely zoological standpoint they are a fascinating an Aphids

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