Hypomyces lactifluorum

Hypomyces lactifluorum

Lobster Mushroom Fruiting Body Color: Bright reddish-orange. Fruiting Body Size: To 12″(30cm) across and 10″(25cm) high. Fruiting Body Texture: Firm and pimply. Season: July to October. Habitat: The Lobster Mushroom, is not a mushroom at all but a parasitic mold that engulfs other mushrooms, typically Lactarius and Lactifluus (milk-caps), and Russula (brittlegills). Range: North America Read More

Spathularia flavida

Spathularia flavida

Yellow Fairy Fan Also known as yellow earth tongue. Fruiting Body Color: Cream to yellow. Fruiting Body Size. To 4″(10cm). Fruiting Body Shape: Small, fan- or spoon-shaped fruit body with a flat, wavy or lobed “head” raised on stalk. Season: August to November. Habitat: Rotting wood and humus or in mosses. Range: Asia, Europe and Read More

Chlorociboria aeruginascens

Chlorociboria aeruginascens

Green Elf Cup Also known as Green Woodcup. Fruiting Body Color: Blue-green, sometimes with yellow. Fruiting Body Shape: Cupped with uplifted margin. Sometimes disc-like. Fruiting Body Size: To 0.4″(1cm). Stem: Very short. Season: June to November. Habitat: Bark-free wood, especially oak. Range: North America, Europe. Edibility: Too small and infrequent to be worth harvesting. This Read More

Ascocoryne sarcoides

Ascocoryne sarcoides

Purple Jelly Drops Also known as Purple Jellydisc. Fruiting Body Color: Pinkish-purple. Fruiting Body Shape: Mass of small globes or disks, lower surface may be covered with small particles. Fruiting Body Texture: Gelatinous. Fruiting Body Size: To 0.4″(1cm) Season: September to November. Habitat: Typically on dead hardwood, but has been found in Europe growing on Read More

Aleuria aurantia

Aleuria aurantia

Orange Peel Fungus Also known as Orange Fairy Cup. Fruiting Body Color: Bright orange. Fruiting Body Shape: Cup or saucer-shaped, wavy margin often uplifted. Fruiting Body Size: To 4″(10cm). Fruiting Body Texture: Smooth, dry, thin, and fragile. Underside: Lighter orange. Season: May to October. Habitat: Ground. Range: North America, Europe, Chile. Edibility: Some listings as Read More

Nidula candida

Nidula candida

Jellied Bird’s Nest Fungus Fruiting Body Color: White, grey, buff, or tawny Fruiting Body Shape: These are distinctive cups that get their common name for resembling bird’s nests with tiny eggs inside. Fruiting Body Size: To 0.3″(8mm) across and 0.75″(2cm) high. Season: Year-round. Habitat: Rotting wood. Range: Species in Nidula have been found in North Read More