Rare fungus discovered in the Netherlands


Hericium coralloides

Translated from Natuurmonumenten in the Netherlands:

October 7, 2010

Last weekend, forester Hans Blessing found the very rare mushroom Hericium coralloides in a dead tree in the Corversbos [nature reserve near Hilversum]. …

This fungus is highly characteristic of rotten old beech trees. The discovery of these fungi shows that it is important where possible to leave old trees where they are after they die. That will benefit many other types of fungi, lichens, insects and hole breeding birds as well.

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Harnessing mushrooms to replace plastic — watch this TED talk on the humongous potential of fungus: here.

New paper reveals 100 new species of lichenized fungi: here.

Florida’s Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park appears to be have more lichen biodiversity in a relatively small space than anywhere else in North America, according to a recent census led by a Field Museum botanist: here.

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