Rainbow of Colors: Colorful Mushrooms
It's a plant! No, it's a fungi!
It would be such a treat to spot any of these colorful vibrant mushrooms as you take a walk into the woodlands, trails, or parks.
Mushrooms are fungi. They metabolize non living organic matters and that's how they sustain themselves, as they are saprophytes. There are non edible mushrooms, and the edible ones has good health benefits as you can get vitamin B. They are high in proteins too and are used in traditional medicines on some country. Unlike plants, mushrooms doesn't have chlorophyll. And they extend their range by either dispersing their microscopic spores or by adjoining area.
However, mushrooms doesn't last long. They have a short life span of less than a day, and this might be the fleshy species of mushrooms. The other species of mushrooms that are tough in texture can live up to months and there's also some than go for a week.
When I was a kid back in the Philippines, I had quite some experience following mom and dad around as they pick straw mushrooms besides the banana trees and amongst the decomposed trees or the dried leaves. There's quite a decomposing banana leaves on that farm.
The "blue milk mushroom" or the "indigo milk cap" is its common names. This colorful dark blue mushroom can be eaten, or is edible and can be seen being sold on markets of China, Guatemala and Mexico.
When cut, the milk color of this mushroom is indigo blue and as being expose to air, it turns green in color.
This fan-shaped mushroom in Chinese language is called the "lingzhi" or "reishi mushroom" in Japanese and has been used in the eastern part of the world for medicinal purposes.
The Chinese uses this mushroom for traditional medicine and has been called the "mushroom of immortality."
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Because this mushroom is shaped like ears and is color brown, two of its common names are "jelly ear" and "Jew's ear." Jew's ear mushroom is edible and can be found growing on both living and dead woods. A good start to be looking for such mushroom is on elder woods since you have more chance of spotting them on elder than any other trees.
"Fly amanita" and "fly agaric" are the common names of this beautiful reddish mushroom.
Amanita muscaria is considered inedible, but still, it is eaten after partial boiling of the mushroom in countries such as in Asia, in Europe, and in North America. This partial boiling is called parboiling.
Also known by the common name "comb tooth mushroom," "conifer coral," "coral tooth," and "bears head tooth."
This mushroom can be found on dead hardwood trees, logs, or stumps or decaying organic matters and yes, this coral-like mushroom can be eaten.
This might be familiar to you as you see this mushroom in stores, the "chanterelle" mushroom, and some other common names for it is "girolle" and "golden chaterelle."
Chanterelle mushroom is rich in vitamin C and D, and high in potassium too.
" Flowerpot parasol," "lemon yellow lepiota," and "plantpot dapperling" is this yellow colored mushroom's common names. They can be seen amongst house plants and it might even surprise you if you see them in your pots. They are common too in the tropic and subtropic. Some might not want them but to me they look cute!
And this yellow mushrooms can't be eaten. They are poisonous if consumed.
"Violet webcap" as it is sometimes known, is color dark-violet to blue-black and has downy, fine scales in its cap. And it is edible too in case you are wondering.
This small, beautifully blue colored mushroom can be found in the country of New Zealand and India amongst leaf litters and mosses.
However, it is unknown if this kind of mushroom can be eaten.
- Nature's Beauty: Mushrooms & More
If you had enjoyed this colorful mushroom hub, you probably might enjoy another photos of mushrooms. Explore your imagination on what you think these mushrooms looks like.
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