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Capped Mushrooms - Cups

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Mushrooms and molds are fungus.  A fungus is not a true plant.  It does not photosynthesize light into a food source.  The structures we see and call mushrooms are the reproductive parts of a fungus that lives underground or under bark.





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? Common Name **zm 9** Scientific name

Golden mushroom has an inverted cap, 1/2" wide.  Gills are on stem.

Photos taken in Van Zandt County, Texas, November 2006

(Native ?)





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? Common Name **zm 12** Scientific name

Red/orange cup mushroom, 1/2" wide. Gills very prominent.  Growing from dead wood.

Photos taken in Taylor County, Texas, May 2007

(Native ?)


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