A lot of people consider mushrooms the “ugly duckling” of the plant kingdom, but it is a surprising world, full of colors, aromas, and flavors, waiting to be better known and explored.
In fact, mushrooms as we know them are the reproductive organ of the fungus. There are more than 100,000 types of them, many more than we are used to seeing. In fact, they are so different according to the habitat and time of the year where they grow.
Take a look at these beautiful images, captured by different nature photographers. They are far from the ones you can find in your woods or your nearest store.
This mushroom expels a yellowish powder that upon contact with your skin will make you feel frozen.
2. Mycena Chlorophos
This beautiful mushroom illuminates the darkest nights with its fluorescent color.
3. Marasmius Haematocephalus.
With a fragile appearance, it stands out for its rosy colors and its hat.
4. Rhodotus Palmado.
This mushroom is infrequent and peculiar. It is found only in North Africa and Eastern North America.
5. Amatista Impostor
It has a very purple color when it is young, but it loses its brightness with its maturity.
6. Schizophyllum Comuna.
Its appearance could be confused with a beautiful plumage
7. Falo Indusiatus.
Do not be fooled by its wonderful appearance, as this variety gives off an odor (like rotting flesh) that will make you flee immediately from its side.
8. Panus Fasciatus.
They look like they’re from another planet, but no. It is a variety that you will only see in Australia.
9. Clathrus Ruber.
Nobody would say that it is a mushroom to see it. Its texture is spongy to the touch and will make you recoil by its rotten odor. Even so it has a beauty worth admiring.
10. Porcelain Fungus.
They seem taken out of the movie “Avatar” by James Cameron.
11. Favolaschia Calocera.
This incredible yellowish mushroom draws attention to its geometry, much like the honeycomb made by bees.
12. Lactarius Indigo.
Its indigo blue color and its antenna shape will make you think that it is not a mushroom. But it is. It is considered quite common in the warmer areas of North America and Central America. Its color turns almost immediately green when cut.