Bizzare and Beautiful Mushrooms That Actually Exist

Mushrooms, mushrooms mushrooms… I’ll go straight, I’ve never been too much into all that fungus stuff. After watching these photos I have to admit, many of them have certainly something beautiful inside.  But either it is a simple boletus or one of these bizzare things, I couldn’t make myself eat it. Memorize these beauties, so that if you ever see one of them in real, you will know it is actually a mushroom!

Earthstar puffbal

Bizzare Mushrooms That Actually Exist

Mycena chloropos (They are bioluminescent, emitting a glowing green light when in the dark, found in subtropical Asia, including Japan, Polynesia, Java, and Sri Lanka)

The Most Beautiful Mushrooms You Have Never Seen

Aseroe rubra

The Most Beautiful Mushrooms You Have Never Seen

Polyporus squamosus

The Most Beautiful Mushrooms You Have Never Seen

Black morel

The Most Beautiful Mushrooms You Have Never Seen

Lycoperdon umbrinum

The Most Beautiful Mushrooms You Have Never Seen

Bizzare and Beautiful Mushrooms That Actually Exist

Rhodotus palmatus

The Most Beautiful Mushrooms You Have Never Seen

Coral fungi (you can find them practically in any colour)

The Most Beautiful Mushrooms You Have Never Seen

Indigo milkcap (when you cut its tissue, you see a blue milk oozing from the mushroom which slowly turns green)

The Most Beautiful Mushrooms You Have Never Seen

Bizzare Mushrooms That Actually Exist

Clavulinopsis

The Most Beautiful Mushrooms You Have Never Seen

Mycena interrupta

The Most Beautiful Mushrooms You Have Never Seen

Amanita muscaria (world’s most famous mushroom!)

The Most Beautiful Mushrooms You Have Never Seen

Xanthoria elegans

The Most Beautiful Mushrooms You Have Never Seen

Bleeding tooth mushroom

The Most Beautiful Mushrooms You Have Never Seen

Bizzare Mushrooms That Actually Exist

Brain mushroom or False morel (around 23% of mushroom fatalities every year goes to this mushroom)

The Most Beautiful Mushrooms You Have Never Seen

Macrocybe titans (By the way, 100% edible!)

Bizzare Mushrooms That Actually Exist

Veiled lady mushroom (notable ingredient in Chinese stir-frys and chicken soups)

Bizzare Mushrooms That Actually Exist

Amethyst deceiver (when getting older, then mushroom loses violet colour and is hard to identify, that’s why it is called deceiver)

Bizzare Mushrooms That Actually Exist

Bizzare Mushrooms That Actually Exist

Bizzare Mushrooms That Actually Exist

Lion’s mane mushroom (left) and Red cage fungus (it’s stench is described as horrific combination of rotting meat and steaming excrement)

Bizzare Mushrooms That Actually Exist

Entoloma hochstetteri (this one was flaunting on New Zealand’s $50 bank note in 1990)

Bizzare Mushrooms That Actually Exist

Bizzare Mushrooms That Actually Exist

Turkey tail (it is considered a medical mushroom, can be found in green)

Bizzare Mushrooms That Actually Exist

Puffball mushroom

Bizzare Mushrooms That Actually Exist

Devil’s cigar (this really weird looking mushroom grows on the roots of dead cedar elms in Texas and dead oak trees in Japan)

Bizzare Mushrooms That Actually Exist

Dog stinkhorn (it has a smelly spore-bearing slime that attracts insects which help to disperse the spores)

Bizzare Mushrooms That Actually Exist

Lactarius indigo

Bizzare Mushrooms That Actually Existo