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Macrofungi

Mushrooms prove the easiest macrofungi to find in the Hunting Grounds and across many varieties:

Fluted bird’s nest – Cyathus striatus (Huds.) Willd

Incidence: Common
Type of habitat: Brush
Means of living: Saprotrophic
Growth: In groups
Inedible

Crucibulum laeve (Huds.) Kambly

Incidence: Common
Type of habitat: Decomposing trunks or trees
Means of living: Saprotrophic
Growth: In groups
Inedible

Conocybe aporos Kits van Wa

Incidence: Common
Type of habitat: In grasslands
Means of living: Mycorrhizal
Growth: Isolated or in groups
Inedible

Chondrostereum purpureum (Pers.) Rogers

Incidence: Common
Type of habitat: Decomposing trunks or trees
Means of living: Saprotrophic
Growth: Groups in overlying strata like bivalves
Inedible

Calocera viscosa(Pers.)Fr.

Incidence: Common
Type of habitat: Decomposing trunks or trees
Means of living: Saprotrophic
Growth: In groups
Inedible

Laccaria laccata (Scop.Fr.) Cooke

Incidence:  Common
Type of habitat: pine and hardwood trees
Means of living: Mycorrhizal
Growth: In groups
Edible

Hygrocybe conica (Schaeff.) P.Kumm.

Incidence: Common
Type of habitat: On woody soils
Means of living: Saprotrophic
Growth: Isolated or in small groups
Inedible

Hygrocybe colemanniana (A.bloxam) P.D.Orton & Watling

Incidence: Common
Type of habitat: On woody soils
Means of living: Saprotrophic
Growth: Isolated
Inedible

Trichaptum abientinum (Dicks.) Ryvarden

Incidence: Common
Type of habitat: On the branches of trees especially hardwoods but also pines
Means of living: Saprotrophic
Growth: Groups, in overlying strata like bivalves
Inedible

Melastizia chateri (W.G.Sm) Boud.

Incidence: Uncommon
Type of habitat: Grasslands
Means of living: Saprotrophic
Growth: Isolated
Inedible

Schizophyllum commune Fr.

Incidence: Common
Type of habitat: On dead trunks year round
Means of living: Saprotrophic
Growth: Groups in overlying strata like bivalves
Poisonous

Scleroderma polyrhizum (J.F.Gmel.) Pers.

Incidence: Common
Type of habitat: Sandy soils associated with pine trees
Means of living: Saprotrophic/mycorrhizal
Growth: Isolated or in groups
Inedible

Stereum hirsutum (Willd.) Pers.

Incidence: Uncommon
Type of habitat: Pine or hardwood trees. Year round.
Means of living: Saprotrophic
Growth: Superficial growths and then in overlying strata
Inedible

Gymnopilus penetrans (Fr.) Murrill

Incidence: Common
Type of habitat: On decomposing organic material, pine nuts
Means of living: Saprotrophic
Growth: Groups together to form bunches
Poisonous

Stropharia aurantiaca (Cooke) M. Imai

Incidence: Common
Type of habitat: On decomposing organic material of different types.
Means of living: Saprotrophic
Growth: In groups or isolated
Inedible

Thelephora terrestris Ehrh.

Incidence: Common
Type of habitat: On oak trunks
Means of living: Mycorrhizal
Growth: Amorphous, in tufts, cerebrum-like shapes
Inedible

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