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Hayley Applewhite
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Professor Lappe
17 January 2015
Facts about Fungi
# of Fungi: 1. ,2. , 3. , 4. , 5.

Common Name: 1.Blue Milk Mushroom, 2. Bitter Oyster, 3. Golden Jelly Fungus, 4. The Wrinkled Peach, 5. Violet Coral

Scientific Name: 1.Lactarius Indigo, 2. Panellus Stipticus, 3. Tremella Mesenterica, 4. Rhodotus Palmatus, 5. Clavaria Zollingeri

Interesting Fact: 1.Blue Milk Mushroom: A widely distributed species, which grows in eastern North America, East Asia, and Central America. It has also been seen in Southern France. The indigo grows on the ground in both deciduous and coniferous forests, where it forms mycorrhizal associations with a broad range of trees. The fruit body color ranges from dark blue in fresh specimens to pale blue gray in older ones. The milk, or latex, oozes when the mushroom tissue is cut or broken.
2. Bitter Oyster: Commonly and widely distributed species, which is found in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America, where it grows in groups or dense overlapping clusters on the logs, stumps, and trunks of deciduous trees, especially beech, oak, and birch.
3. Golden Jelly Fungus: This is a common jelly fungus found in the Tremellaceae family of the Agaricomycotina. It is most frequently found on dead but attached on recently fallen branches, especially of angiosperms, as a parasite of wood and decay fungi in the genus Peniophora. The gelatinous, orange/ yellow fruit body of the fungus can grow up to 7.5 cm in diameter, has a lobed surface that is greasy or slimy when it gets wet.
4. The Wrinkled Peach: This is an uncommon species which has a circumboreal distribution, and known to be collected in eastern North America, northern Africa, Europe, and Asia. Declining populations in Europe have led to its appearance in over half of the European fungal red lists of threatened species. Usually found…...

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