Kingdom fungi: Exploring mushrooms

Mushrooms have plenty to boast about with their multitude of colors, funky nicknames, and fleshy textures. And with so many kinds of mushrooms to discover, many folks of our Flickr community share what they find worldwide in photos, whether it be from a short hike or full-on foraging expedition. While most of the poisonous and edible species found can be broken down into common parts like the cap and stem, others take on more peculiar forms. The coral, foul-smelling stinkhorn, and slimy jelly varietals are among the stranger types to peruse.

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Photos from Niko Kähkönen, bigT5g, od0man, John Petranka, jolemite_99, and RonG58.