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Key to Major Groups of Mushrooms

Key to Major Groups of Mushrooms
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Fungi families picture gallery; identification guide Pictures, habitat descriptions, spore colour, and macroscopic / microscopic identifying features of more than 500 fungi species, with links to picture galleries and detailed identification guides for each individual species: Mycologists arrange fungi into classes > orders > families > genera > species. Fungus orders and families are the basis for most of the Identification sections of this Guide. For ease of use we have grouped all jelly fungi (heterobasidiomycetes) together. Similarly all bracket and crust fungi are also grouped, as also are the various puffballs, earthballs, earthstars and stiltballs that, together with stinkhorns, are by tradition called gasteromycetes (even though there is no scientific justification for their being categorised together other than the fact that they all produce spores inside some kind of ball or 'stomach'). Go on: try our Fungi Knowledge Quiz...

Mycology Resources Photographs of Fossils Photographs copyrighted by Rick Schrantz, 1998, 1999, 2000 More information about the field trips and their lists of fossils can be found in the section on Past Field Trips . Bacteria and algae Red algae , Ordovician, Winchester Field Trip Porifera (Sponges) Hindia , a Devonian sponge, Bardstown Field Trip Sponge , Mississippian from the Borden Formation, West-Central Kentucky Field Trip Stromatoporoid (calcareous sponge), Ordovician, Winchester Field Trip branching sponge from the Bull Fork Fm. Cnidaria (corals and related animals) Grewingkia horn coral , Ordovician, Maysville to Vanceburg Field Trip Predation borings on Grewingkia horn coral , Ordovician, Maysville Field Trip Halysites chain coral , Silurian, Louisville Field Trip Tabulate coral , Ordovician, Taylorsville Field Trip Uncrushed Conularia , encrusted and preserved by bryozoan, Ordovician, Maysville to Vanceburg Field Trip Conularia sp. , counterpart, from the Logana Mbr., Lexington Ls., Frankfort Field Trip.

Shelf fungi Mushrooms, Fungi, Mycology Great Horned Owl Hover over to view. Click to enlarge. Bubo virginianus Fairly common resident. General Description Great Horned Owls are large, powerful owls with prominent ear-tufts, prominent facial disks, and bold yellow eyes. Habitat Great Horned Owls are supreme generalists. Behavior Like most owls, Great Horned Owls have keen hearing and keen vision in low light, both adaptations for hunting at night. Diet Great Horned Owls are opportunistic generalists, taking advantage of whatever prey is available. Nesting Great Horned Owls are early nesters and begin calling in courtship in early winter. Migration Status Great Horned Owls are not considered migratory. Conservation Status Great Horned Owls are widespread and common. When and Where to Find in Washington Great Horned Owls are common throughout most of Washington year round. Abundance Washington Range Map North American Range Map

Basidiomycota | phylum of fungi | Encyclopedia Britannica Basidiomycota, a large and diverse phylum of fungi (kingdom Fungi) that includes jelly and shelf, or bracket, fungi; mushrooms, puffballs, and stinkhorns; and the rusts and smuts. The club-shaped spore-bearing organ (basidium) usually produces four sexual spores (basidiospores). Basidia are borne on fruiting bodies (basidiocarps), which are large and conspicuous in all but the rusts and smuts. The common name bird’s nest fungus includes species of the genera Crucibulum, Cyathus, and Nidularia of the family Nidulariaceae (order Agaricales), which contains about 60 species. The hollow fruiting body resembles a nest containing eggs (peridioles). Many species of the subphylum Pucciniomycotina do not form fruiting bodies. Jelly fungus is the common name for several species of the cosmopolitan order Tremellales, including those of the genus Tremella (40 species), so called because they have jellylike fruiting bodies.

MycoKey home Spotted Owl, Identification Cornell Lab of Ornithology All About Birds Search in: Bird Guide Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis ORDER: STRIGIFORMES FAMILY: STRIGIDAE IUCN Conservation Status: Near Threatened © Kameron Perensovich A denizen of mature coniferous forests, the Spotted Owl has been at the center of debates between forces for and against logging in the Pacific Northwest. Sponsored Ad Appearance Owls Typical Voice Adult Description Large owl. Immature Description Like adults. Range Map Help View dynamic map of eBird sightings Field MarksHelp Zoom InSpotted OwlAdult © Jeffrey Rich/CLOZoom InSpotted OwlAdult © Lois Manowitz, Miller Canyon, Arizona, May 2010Zoom InSpotted OwlAdult © Larry Meade, Portal, Arizona, July 2006 Similar Species Barred Owl has streaks, not spots, on chest below ruff, and bars, not spots, on head and back. You Might Also Like Fort Huachuca's Acoustic Sentinels: Listening in on Spotted Owls and other secretive nocturnal species. All About Birds > Bird Guide > Spotted Owl About Us Citizen Science Publications

Bracket Fungus: Detailed Standard English Name(s): bracket fungus, shelf fungus Local English Name(s): tree fungus, conk Scientific Name(s): various species of Fomes, Fomitopsis, Ganoderma, etc. Upriver Halkomelem Name(s): Downriver Halkomelem Name(s): Island Halkomelem Name(s): tuw'tuw'uluqup Low bandwidth video / High bandwidth video Description, Habitat, Ecology, & Distribution: The bracket fungi (or shelf fungi) comprise numerous species of the Polypore Family (Polyporaceae). Upriver Halkomelem Cultural Role(s): Unidentified fungi (possibly some type of bracket fungi) obtained from red alder trees or stumps were considered edible. Downriver Halkomelem Cultural Role(s): Island Halkomelem Cultural Role(s): Some types of bracket fungi have been used for medicine or kept for good luck.