Seen growing in garden leaf litter on the lower northern flank of Snake Mountain. The sunken rimmed cap has a diameter of nine cm. The common name of this taxon is wine-cap stropharia. Veil marking is evident.
Some type of fungus growing out of a tree
This hollow stemmed mushroom was seen growing on leaf litter within the outskirts of a garden on the northern lower flank of Snake Mountain. Cap diameter is about six cm and the stalk length is also about six cm. There is a ring on the stalk.
Seen growing on the ground in leaf litter in a garden. The diameter of the wavy cap is about four cm and the stalk length is also around four cm long.
Seen in a ruderal area on the lower northern flank of Snake Mountain. This gilled mushroom is veiled, with cap diameter of 11 cm and stalk length of 13 cm. This specimen was growing in a garden whose surface is dominated by European olive leaf litter.
Seen in a ruderal area on the western lower flank of Snake Mountain. These two specimens were growing on the ground on a substrate dominated by Douglas fir needles. Cap is flattish with a diameter of about five cm, and the stalk length is around nine cm long.
on the wall of the large pothole
This gilled mushroom was growing on leaf litter, predominated by Douglas fir needle fall. The microhabitat was a ruderal area of a vacant lot on the lower western flank of Snake Mountain. The cap measures about four cm in diameter for this specimen. The specimen lacks a veil, and its stalk is slightly enlarged near the gills.
This specimen consists of two proximate mushrooms of the same taxon. It was observed in a vacant lot in ruderal condition on the lower flanks of Snake Mountain. These specimens were growing from the leaf litter that consisted of Douglas fir and Black oak (Q. kelloggii) droppings. The red-brown caps were cracked and crazed, dry to the touch, and the larger measures about seven cm in cap diameter. The stalk was longitudinally striated, the larger mushroom here having a stalk of six cm in length. The stalk uppermost is a pronounced yellow, followed by a red band, then brown striations for the majority of the stalk.
A fungus (/ˈfʌŋɡəs/; plural: fungi or funguses) is a member of a large group of eukaryotic organisms that includes microorganisms such as yeasts and molds (British English: moulds), as well as the more familiar mushrooms. These organisms are classified as a kingdom, Fungi, which is separate from plants, animals, protists and bacteria. One major difference is that fungal cells have cell walls that contain chitin, unlike the cell walls of plants and some protists, which contain...