"Amanita is a genus of fungi, nearly allied to the mushrooms. Several of the species are edible, notably the delicious orange (A. cæsarea), but the majority are poisonous."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Adult Amanita

"Amanita is a genus of fungi, nearly allied to the mushrooms. Several of the species are edible, notably…

Agaricus cepaestipes is a mushroom from a large genus with both edible and poisonous species.

Agaricus cepaestipes

Agaricus cepaestipes is a mushroom from a large genus with both edible and poisonous species.

"A division of thallogenous chlorophyllous cryptograms found in the most part in the sea or in freshwater."-Whitney, 1902

Algae

"A division of thallogenous chlorophyllous cryptograms found in the most part in the sea or in freshwater."-Whitney,…

"a genus of algae. P.nivalis (red-snow) appears on the surface of snow, tinging extensive tracts in the Arctic regions or amongst the Alps, in an incredibly short space of time, with a deep crimson. This plant may be regarded a s one of the simplest forms of vegetation." -Marshall

Protococcus Algae

"a genus of algae. P.nivalis (red-snow) appears on the surface of snow, tinging extensive tracts in…

"A name given to Polyporus igniarius and P. fomentarius, fungi of the tribe or division Hymenomycetes, and formerly included in the genus Boletus. They grow upon old trees in Britain, and on the continent of Europe. the pileus is completely blended with the hymenium, which is pierced with thin-sided, rather angular, tubular, vertical passages." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Amadou

"A name given to Polyporus igniarius and P. fomentarius, fungi of the tribe or division Hymenomycetes,…

"Amanita Muscaria, in a young state." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Amaita

"Amanita Muscaria, in a young state." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

"Amanita Muscaria, full-grown." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Amaita

"Amanita Muscaria, full-grown." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

The fungus, Angioridium sinuosum.

Angioridium sinuosum

The fungus, Angioridium sinuosum.

Arcyria flava (or Arcyria obvelata) is a species of fungus or slime mold found in Australia.

Arcyria flava

Arcyria flava (or Arcyria obvelata) is a species of fungus or slime mold found in Australia.

Aschophora, the Bread-Mold

Ascophora

Aschophora, the Bread-Mold

Aseroe pentactina is a species of mushroom from the Phallaceae family.

Aseroe

Aseroe pentactina is a species of mushroom from the Phallaceae family.

Aspergillus glaucus, the mold of cheese, but common on moldy vegetables.

Aspergillus Glaucus

Aspergillus glaucus, the mold of cheese, but common on moldy vegetables.

A genus of Mucedines (Hyphomycetous fungi) forming common molds, such as the blue of cheese. Aspergillus has been found to produce a secondary form of fruit, being that forming the subject of the genus Eurotium.

Aspergillus Glaucus

A genus of Mucedines (Hyphomycetous fungi) forming common molds, such as the blue of cheese. Aspergillus…

A genus of Mucedines (Hyphomycetous fungi) forming common molds, such as the blue of cheese. Aspergillus has been found to produce a secondary form of fruit, being that forming the subject of the genus Eurotium.

Aspergillus Glaucus

A genus of Mucedines (Hyphomycetous fungi) forming common molds, such as the blue of cheese. Aspergillus…

A genus of Mucedines (Hyphomycetous fungi) forming common molds, such as the blue of cheese. Aspergillus has been found to produce a secondary form of fruit, being that forming the subject of the genus Eurotium.

Aspergillus Glaucus

A genus of Mucedines (Hyphomycetous fungi) forming common molds, such as the blue of cheese. Aspergillus…

A genus of Mucedines (Hyphomycetous fungi) forming common molds, such as the blue of cheese. Aspergillus has been found to produce a secondary form of fruit, being that forming the subject of the genus Eurotium. Magnified thread.

Aspergillus Glaucus

A genus of Mucedines (Hyphomycetous fungi) forming common molds, such as the blue of cheese. Aspergillus…

Common mushroom is the common name of agaricus campestris. Mushroom is the popular name given to a group of fungi.

Common Mushroom

Common mushroom is the common name of agaricus campestris. Mushroom is the popular name given to a group…

Common mushroom (agaricus campestris).  A, young fructification on mycelium, in section; b, c, later stages, also in section; d, mature form.

Common Mushroom

Common mushroom (agaricus campestris). A, young fructification on mycelium, in section; b, c, later…

"Two conidia joined with one secondary conidium."—Finley, 1917

Joined conidia

"Two conidia joined with one secondary conidium."—Finley, 1917

The Sphaeria sinensis a cordycep, a parasitic fungus. "The right hand figure represents the manner in which it is made up for sale." -Lindley, 1853

Cordycep

The Sphaeria sinensis a cordycep, a parasitic fungus. "The right hand figure represents the manner in…

The Sphaeria Robertsii a cordycep, a parasitic fungus "growing from the caterpillar of a New Zealand moth called Hepialus verescens." -Lindley, 1853

Cordycep

The Sphaeria Robertsii a cordycep, a parasitic fungus "growing from the caterpillar of a New Zealand…

Also known as Amanita phalloides. A deathly poisonous fungus found in Europe.

Death Cup

Also known as Amanita phalloides. A deathly poisonous fungus found in Europe.

Vermicularia trichella is a fungal plant disease that causes leaf and stem spot in English Ivy.

Fungal Disease

Vermicularia trichella is a fungal plant disease that causes leaf and stem spot in English Ivy.

Vertical section of Hypoxylon punctatum, a species of fungi found on dead wood.

Fungal Disease

Vertical section of Hypoxylon punctatum, a species of fungi found on dead wood.

"Mucor mucedo, very highly magnified, exhibiting 1, the spawn or mycelium." -Lindley, 1853

Fungal Diseas

"Mucor mucedo, very highly magnified, exhibiting 1, the spawn or mycelium." -Lindley, 1853

Dry-rot fungus (Merulius lacrymans). A decay affecting timber, occasioned by various species of fungi, the mycelium of which penetrated the timber, destroying it.

Dry Rot Fungus

Dry-rot fungus (Merulius lacrymans). A decay affecting timber, occasioned by various species of fungi,…

A species of earthstar, Geastrum multifidum is a mushroom from the Geastraceae family.

Earthstar

A species of earthstar, Geastrum multifidum is a mushroom from the Geastraceae family.

"1. Cross-section of the ovary (sphacelia), in the early stage of the fungus, showing the mycelium (a a a), conidophores (b b), and conidia (c c). 2. Ergot on its supporting grass. 3. Fully developed ergot (a), bearing the furrowed remains of the ovary (b). 4. Ergot which has produced 7 stromata. 5. Longitudinal medial section of a stroma, showing the numerous perithecia just beneath the surface. 6. Longitudinal medial section of a perithecium, showing the slender asci arising from the base. 7. An isolated ascus from which the filiform spores are escaping." -Whitney, 1911

Ergot

"1. Cross-section of the ovary (sphacelia), in the early stage of the fungus, showing the mycelium (a…

"1. Polyplocium inquinans, divided vertically, natural size; 2. flocci and spores; 3 and 4, the same more highly magnified." -Lindley, 1853

Flocci and Spores

"1. Polyplocium inquinans, divided vertically, natural size; 2. flocci and spores; 3 and 4, the same…

"These may be placed at the very bottom of the vegetable scale, and are observable in a great variety of forms, and, among others, mushrooms, roadstools, puff-balls, the fungus dryrot, fermentation, mildew, and mould." — Goodrich, 1844

Fungi

"These may be placed at the very bottom of the vegetable scale, and are observable in a great variety…

"In general, fungi are low plants which do not contain chlorophyll, in contrast with the algae, which do." — Beach, 1909

Fungi

"In general, fungi are low plants which do not contain chlorophyll, in contrast with the algae, which…

Fungi. 1, Agarcius comatus; 2 Boletus edulis; 3, Morchella esculenta

Fungi

Fungi. 1, Agarcius comatus; 2 Boletus edulis; 3, Morchella esculenta

These spores of fungi are species of the genus Agaricus. Most of these species have colorless spores but some are pink, brown, or black.

Spores of Fungi (Agaricus)

These spores of fungi are species of the genus Agaricus. Most of these species have colorless spores…

"Pisomyxa racodioides, Corda.-1. Natural size; 2, the fungus greatly magnified; 3, a spore-case bursting and discharging its spores." -Lindley, 1853

Fungus

"Pisomyxa racodioides, Corda.-1. Natural size; 2, the fungus greatly magnified; 3, a spore-case bursting…

"Portions of gills of a fungus (Agaricus). A, slightly magnified; B, one of the parts of A, more magnified. hym, hymenium; h, central layer." -Bergen, 1896

Fungus Gills

"Portions of gills of a fungus (Agaricus). A, slightly magnified; B, one of the parts of A, more magnified.…

A full caterpillar fungus.

Caterpillar Fungus

A full caterpillar fungus.

"Eurotium repens. A, a small portion of the mycelium with a conidiophore (c), terminated by the sterigmata (st), from which the spores have fallen, also with the spiral female organ, the ascogonium (as). B the spiral ascogonium (as) with antheridium (p). C, the same beginning to be surrounded by threads, out of which the wall of the perithecium is formed. D, a perithecium. E, F, sections of young perithecia: w, cells composing the wall; f, false parenchyma underneath the wall; as ascogonium. G, ascus. H, an ascopore." -Whitney, 1911

Eurotium Fungus

"Eurotium repens. A, a small portion of the mycelium with a conidiophore (c), terminated by the sterigmata…

Rusts are fungi in the Uredinales order that are plant parasites and resemble rust."Ravenelia. a, stem of Cassia nictitans with teleutospores on the stem and uredospores on the leaves; b, stem and teleutospores enlarged; c, section showing the teleutospores."

Rust Fungus

Rusts are fungi in the Uredinales order that are plant parasites and resemble rust. "Ravenelia. a, stem…

A bread mold fungus germinating

Bread mold fungus spore germinating

A bread mold fungus germinating

An illustration of a Pleospora herbarum, in the pycnidal stage.

Pleospora Herbarum

An illustration of a Pleospora herbarum, in the pycnidal stage.

An image depicting a Pleospora herbarum in macrospore stage. A, Conidium on Stalk; b, Conidium after falling from Stalk; c, Another Form of Conidium, more typical of Sarcinula stage.

Pleospora Herbarum

An image depicting a Pleospora herbarum in macrospore stage. A, Conidium on Stalk; b, Conidium after…

"A mushroom (Agaricus melleus). my, mycelium; c, c', c'', young 'buttons'; st, stipe or stalk; r, ring; g, gills." -Bergen, 1896

Honey Fungus

"A mushroom (Agaricus melleus). my, mycelium; c, c', c'', young 'buttons'; st, stipe or stalk; r, ring;…

Hydnum is a species of fungi. Hydnum repandum is not uncommon in Great Britain. It can be found in woods, in scattered patches or large rings. This fungi is edible.

Hydnum Repandum

Hydnum is a species of fungi. Hydnum repandum is not uncommon in Great Britain. It can be found in woods,…

Lycoperdon are commonly known as puff balls. The gemmatum variety look like white balls and have a fleshy texture. Some have an indistinct stalk and others have no stalk.

Lycoperdon Gemmatum

Lycoperdon are commonly known as puff balls. The gemmatum variety look like white balls and have a fleshy…

Mosses can withstand a variety of temperatures. They grow on rocks or plant life.

Moss

Mosses can withstand a variety of temperatures. They grow on rocks or plant life.

The tree moss (Psuedevernia furfuracea) is a fungus that grows on the bark of firs and pines, here showing an apothecium.

Tree Moss Bearing an Apothecium

The tree moss (Psuedevernia furfuracea) is a fungus that grows on the bark of firs and pines, here showing…

The mummies that carry the brown-rot fungus over winter.

Brown-rot mummies

The mummies that carry the brown-rot fungus over winter.

The name mushroom is generally applied to those soft white umbrella-shaped growths considered good to eat. It is always dangerous to eat mushrooms gathered in the woods by anyone other than an experienced collector.

mushroom

The name mushroom is generally applied to those soft white umbrella-shaped growths considered good to…

Mushrooms generally have a cap, and spores are produced in gills on its underside.

Mushroom

Mushrooms generally have a cap, and spores are produced in gills on its underside.

Mushrooms generally have a cap, and spores are produced in gills on its underside.

Mushroom

Mushrooms generally have a cap, and spores are produced in gills on its underside.

"The name of several classes of fungi. The best known is the common mushroom. It has a fleshy head, smooth or scaly on the upper surface, varying from white to tawny shades or brown. The gills on the under side of the head are at first pallid, changing slowly with the plant's growth to pink, purple and brown-black." — Beach, 1900

Mushroom

"The name of several classes of fungi. The best known is the common mushroom. It has a fleshy head,…

Agaricus campestris, the common edible Mushroom.

Mushroom

Agaricus campestris, the common edible Mushroom.

Section of cap and stalk.

Mushroom

Section of cap and stalk.

Minute portion of a section of a gill, showing some spore-bearing cells.

Mushroom

Minute portion of a section of a gill, showing some spore-bearing cells.

One of these gills, with its four spores.

Mushroom

One of these gills, with its four spores.

The name mushroom is generally applied to those soft white umbrella-shaped growths considered good to eat. It is always dangerous to eat mushrooms gathered in the woods by anyone other than an experienced collector.

Agaric mushroom

The name mushroom is generally applied to those soft white umbrella-shaped growths considered good to…

The agaricus mushroom has a dotted cap. These mushrooms may be used for medicinal purposes.

Agaricus Mushroom

The agaricus mushroom has a dotted cap. These mushrooms may be used for medicinal purposes.

The boletus mushroom has a thick bulbous stalk and cap lined with veins.

Boletus Mushroom

The boletus mushroom has a thick bulbous stalk and cap lined with veins.

The lycoperdon mushroom is a pear-shaped puff ball.

Lycoperdon Mushroom

The lycoperdon mushroom is a pear-shaped puff ball.

"Common Mushroom (Agaricus campestris). A, annulus; C, cortina; H, hymenium; M, mycelium; P, pileus; S, stipe; V, volva." -Whitney, 1911

Meadow Mushroom

"Common Mushroom (Agaricus campestris). A, annulus; C, cortina; H, hymenium; M, mycelium; P, pileus;…