Omphalotus olearius, commonly known as the jack-o'-lantern mushroom, is a poisonous orange gilled mushroom that to an untrained eye appears similar to some chanterelles. It is notable for its bioluminescent properties.
Sponge - A beautiful Haliclona sp. specimen from Chek Jawa, Singapore. Haliclona permollis showing multiple chimneys of a single individual sponge. Seawater is pumped continuously through a sponge by the beating activity of flagella that line the inter
We found this colorful coral fungus (Clavinopsis fusiformis or Clavaria fusiformis) growing on a mowed woodland path on our neighbor's property near Mars Hill in Madison Co. It is one of the fungi that are found in the southern Appalachians.