This was growing under valley oak leaves
Was growing in a ring on the ground under some valley oak duff.
This specimen was seen on a Quercus agrifolia. When the orange portion was touched, one's finger came away with orange spores.
This hard fungus was seen on the trunk of a living oak tree within the mixed oak woodland here.
Large and ubiquitous.
Seen in a sunny grassland area which has a substantial seep. The cap diameter is about one cm. The stem is fibrous and smooth on the outside. Gills are neat, with some of the gills extending only about half way from rim toward the stalk.
Seen in a grassland area at the western side of Annadel. The cap was exceedingly dry and in a roughly scalloped hexagon geometry. Cap diameter is about 16 mm. The dark orange gills are very ragged and not close.
Basidiomycota /bəˌsɪdi.ɵmaɪˈkoʊtə/ is one of two large phyla that, together with the Ascomycota, constitute the subkingdom Dikarya (often referred to as the "higher fungi") within the kingdom Fungi. More specifically the Basidiomycota include these groups: mushrooms, puffballs, stinkhorns, bracket fungi, other polypores, jelly fungi, boletes, chanterelles, earth stars, smuts, bunts, rusts, mirror yeasts, and the human pathogenic yeast Cryptococcus. Basically, Basidiomycota are filamentous fungi composed of hyphae (except for yeasts), and reproducing sexually via the formation...