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

Ling Chih

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.

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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 (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

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 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 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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Photo of a meadow mushroom, a white, capped, mushroom, emerging from soil

Meadow Mushroom

The meadow mushroom is usually found scattered to abundant in grassy areas, urban lawns, and, yes, meadows.

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

Meadow Mushroom

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.

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