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Photos and picture galleries of various different fungi. Fungi are the diverse kingdom of organisms that include mushrooms, toadstools, yeast, mould and smuts. They all commonly survive by decomposing and absorbing the organic material on which they grow. For example, mushrooms commonly grow on fallen leaves and dead wood. Fungi differ from plants in that they lack chlorophyll, leaves, true stems, and roots. They also reproduce by spreading spores in the air and are parasitic by nature.

large broken fly agaric mushroom in sunlight

Fly Agaric Red and White Mushroom

The Fly Agaric Mushroom (Amanita muscaria) is a striking fungus, known for its poisonously mind-altering psychedelic properties and strikingly colourful red dome …

common ink caps

Common Ink Cap

These mushrooms are edible but should not be eaten with alcohol because the chemical reaction causes bad stomach complaints. It is advisable …

yellow staghorn mushroom

Yellow Staghorn Mushroom

Its latin name is Calocera Viscosa but it is commonly known as yellow fingers or the yellow staghorn mushroom because the ends …

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