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Photo of a circular ling chih, a shiny, hard, rust-colored bracket fungus

Ling Chih

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.

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Photo of ling chih, a shiny, hard, rust-colored bracket fungus, growing on tree

Ling Chih

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.

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Photo of ling chih, a shiny, hard, rust-colored bracket fungus, growing on tree

Ling Chih (Lingzhi; Reishi Mushroom)

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.

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Photo of lobster mushroom, which is orange-yellow and finely bumpy

Lobster Mushroom

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.

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Photo of lobster mushroom, which is orange-yellow and finely bumpy

Lobster Mushroom

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.

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Photo of lobster mushroom, an orange, dirty fungus, emerging from underground

Lobster Mushroom

The "lobster" can often be found by looking under humps on the forest floor. There are no lookalikes in Missouri.

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Photo of two aging magpie inkcap mushrooms showing darkening and curling on cap

Magpie Inkcap

The magpie inkcap (Coprinopsis picacea) has a white, shaggy, cylindrical cap that turns black and inky. In the various species of inky caps, like this one, spores are distributed when the cap decays and liquefies.

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Photo of cap of magpie inkcap mushroom, showing blackening and curling edge.

Magpie Inkcap (Aging Cap)

The cap of magpie inkcaps are cylindrical and long when young and gradually expand to a bell shape. With age, they open wider and the cap and gills deteriorate, turning inky and liquefying from the margin inward. Sometimes they drip blackish "ink" from the edges.

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Photo of two meadow mushrooms, at different angles, white with pinkish tan gills

Meadow Mushroom

Agaricus campestris
The meadow mushroom has a smooth white to light grayish cap and pinkish brown gills. It's found in lawns and other grassy areas.

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