A bioluminescent ghost mushroom found in Australia. The species is Omphalotus Nidiformis. It was found along the Box Vale Mine walking track in Mittagong, New South Wales. Credit: PetarBphotography
Fuzzy, dripping Mycelium Macro (Sonoma, California – 12/2015).
Fairy inkcap fungus [Coprinellus disseminatus]
growing in the East Julian Alps in Slovenia. These mushrooms nearly
always grow in clusters, sometimes by the hundreds, especially on
decaying wood. Images by
Aseroe rubra, commonly known as
the anemone stinkhorn, sea anemone fungus and starfish fungus, is a
common and widespread basidiomycete fungus recognizable for its foul
odour of carrion and its sea anemone shape when mature.
It produces its spores in a nasty-smelling slime that attracts flies and
other insects, which crawl around in the slime, picking up the spores
on their feet and dispersing them on whatever the flies land on. Gross,
but pretty cool stuff!
It’s not edible in any way shape or form.
Images sourced on Google and credited to: Dave Roberts and Forest-Imp