Content tagged with "edible mushroom"

Ling Chih

Photo of ling chih, a shiny, hard, rust-colored bracket fungus, growing on tree
The ling chih is a hard, usually flat, zoned bracket fungus with a reddish brown, shiny top. It grows at the base of living and dead deciduous trees, and also around stumps. More

Ling Chih

Photo of ling chih, a shiny, hard, rust-colored bracket fungus,
The ling chih has a remarkably shiny top. Although the Asian name, ling chih, means "mushroom of immortality," referring to its medicinal uses, the common English names, "varnished conk" and "lacquered polypore," refer to its shininess. More

Ling Chih

Photo of a circular ling chih, a shiny, hard, rust-colored bracket fungus
Ling chih feed off of hardwood trees, especially oaks, and on their fallen logs, branches, and buried roots. They help clean the forest and recycle nutrients back into the soil. More

Ling Chih (Lingzhi; Reishi Mushroom)

Photo of ling chih, a shiny, hard, rust-colored bracket fungus, growing on tree
Ganoderma lucidum
The ling chih is a hard, usually flat, zoned bracket fungus with a reddish brown, shiny top. It grows at the base of living and dead deciduous trees, and also around stumps. More

Lobster Mushroom

Photo of lobster mushroom, which is orange-yellow and finely bumpy
Hypomyces lactifluorum
In a lobster mushroom, the cap, gills, and stalk of a host mushroom are covered by a finely bumpy, vivid orange to orange-red layer of mold. The gills of the host mushroom can be entirely obscured by the parasite. More

Lobster Mushroom

Photo of lobster mushroom, which is orange-yellow and finely bumpy
The cap, gills, and stalk of a host mushroom are covered by a finely bumpy, vivid orange to orange-red crust of mold. The gills of the host mushroom can be entirely obscured by the parasite. More

Lobster Mushroom

Photo of lobster mushroom, an orange, dirty fungus, emerging from underground
The "lobster" can often be found by looking under humps on the forest floor. There are no lookalikes in Missouri. More

Meadow Mushroom

Photo of a meadow mushroom, a white, capped, mushroom, emerging from soil
The meadow mushroom is usually found scattered to abundant in grassy areas, urban lawns, and, yes, meadows. More

Meadow Mushroom

Photo of two meadow mushrooms, at different angles, white with pinkish tan gills
The meadow mushroom has a smooth white to light grayish cap and pinkish brown gills. The stem has a delicate ring that may wear away. This mushroom is found in lawns and other grassy areas. More