Content tagged with "mushroom"

Basic Mushrooming

Safe, successful Missouri mushroom hunting begins with good identification skills and a basic understanding of when, where, and how mushrooms grow. More

Bearded Tooth (Lion’s Mane; Hedgehog Mushroom)

Photo of bearded tooth, white round beardlike mushroom growing from tree trunk
Hericium erinaceus
The bearded tooth is a beardlike, whitish mass that grows on trunks of living deciduous trees and on fallen trees and logs. More

Bearded Tooth (Lion’s Mane; Hedgehog Mushroom)

Photo of bearded tooth, a white beardlike mushroom, growing on a rotting log
The bearded tooth is a beardlike, whitish mass that grows on trunks of living deciduous trees and on fallen trees and logs. More

Bearded Tooth (Lion’s Mane; Hedgehog Mushroom)

Photo of bearded tooth, white round beardlike mushroom growing from tree trunk
Bearded tooth grows singly, on the trunks of living deciduous trees and on fallen trees and logs. It feeds off of dead or dying trees, decomposing them in the process. More

Beefsteak Polypore

Photo of beefsteak polypore, a rust-colored bracket fungus growing on tree base
The beefsteak polypore is a thick, semicircular, reddish or rusty, gelatinous bracket with a pinkish yellow underside. It grows at the base of living oaks and on stumps. More

Beefsteak Polypore

Photo of beefsteak polypore, a rust-colored bracket fungus growing on tree base
Fistulina hepatica
The beefsteak polypore is a thick, semicircular, reddish or rusty, gelatinous bracket with a pinkish yellow underside. It grows at the base of living oaks and on stumps. More

Beefsteak Polypore (Underside)

Photo of beefsteak polypore, pored bracket fungus, shown upside-down
The cap is semicircular or spoon-shaped. The pores are circular; whitish, becoming reddish brown. The spore-producing tubes are very small and closely packed but do not touch each other. The stalk (if present) is very short and thick, broad, then tapered. More

Berkeley's Polypore

Photo of Berkeley's polypore, a whitish rosette mushroom
Berkeley's polypore grows in rosettes or clusters of fleshy, cream-colored caps, with whitish pores that descend the stalk. Look for them on the ground near the bases of trees. This picture shows an older specimen. More

Berkeley's Polypore

Photo of a Berkeley's polypore, a yellow rosette-shapped cluster of mushrooms
The Berkeley's polypore grows in one or more large clusters, on the ground near the bases of deciduous trees, especially oaks. More

Berkeley’s Polypore

Photo of Berkeley's polypore, a whitish rosette mushroom
Bondarzewia berkeleyi
Berkeley’s polypore grows in rosettes or clusters of fleshy, cream-colored caps, with whitish pores that descend the stalk. Look for them on the ground near the bases of trees. More