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David Albeck's Photos of Fungi

They're strange-looking, but most people feel that way about sex organs not their own. I can't identify many of the mushrooms shown here, but I've grouped them into broad categories (by shape, not family):

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polypores

Hericium americanum
hedgehogs

jellies

lichens

toadstools

trumpets



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Polypores

Stiff horizontal fungi without visible stems and without visible gills
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shelf brackets
Dry River
Trichaptum biforme
Baxter Park 2007
Trichaptum biforme
Mts Saddleback & Abraham
shelf bracket
Mt Adams
shelf bracket
Mt Moosilauke
shelf bracket
Mt Adams
Chicken of the Woods
(no album)
fall fungi
Mt Carrigain
polypore
Mts Saddleback & Abraham
Polyporus squamosus
Charles River

Hedgehogs

Spiky odd stuff
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Hericium americanum
Hericium americanum
Sandwich Dome
Hericium americanum
Hericium americanum
July 4 2009
Hericium Coralloides
Presidential Range

Jellies

jiggly, shapeless stuff
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Tremella?
July 4 2009
tremella?
Mt Passaconaway

Lichens

A symbiosis of fungus and algae
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Lobaria pulmonaria
Bigelow Range
lichen
Mt Moosilauke
lichen
Mt bachelor
lichen
Parc de la Vanoise
lichen
Mt Tripyramid

Toadstools

Classic mushroom shapes, plus buttons and phallic shapes. Some have gills, some have pores.
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mushrooms
Old Speck
mushrooms
Mt Passaconaway
puffballs
Hericium americanum
Sandwich Dome
Unknown mushroom
Ring Around Owl's Head
mushrooms
Wild River
Amanita Muscaria
Dry River
Amanita
Mt Moosilauke
mushrooms
(no album)
mushroom
Mt Passaconaway
mushroom
Mt Passaconaway
mushrooms
Mt Passaconaway
mushrooms
Mt Passaconaway
mushroom
Mts Saddleback & Abraham
Leotia Lubrica
Presidential Range
Russula
Mts Saddleback & Abraham
Marasmius oreades?
Presidential Range
"toad bathtub"
Presidential Range
mushroom
Mt Passaconaway
mushroom
Mt Bond
Boletus bicolor?
Great Blue Heron

Trumpets

Gilled mushrooms without a clear stem and/or with non-round caps
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unknown mushroom
Ring Around Owl's Head
unknown mushroom
Ring Around Owl's Head
fungus
(no album)
fungus
(no album)
funky fungi
Mt Monadnock
Pleurotus porrigens?
Presidential Range


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