The View Underneath

Remember to always look at the underside of the mushroom. Helpful features for identification can be found there. This is where the hymenium is usually located; the reproductive surface where the spores are produced. Photos by P. R. Leacock


Close-up view of orange gills.
Gills bright orange.
Close-up of brown gills.
Gills with sinuate attachment.
Close-up of irregular ridges.
Merulioid folds or irregular pores.
Close-up of pores.
Pores elongated to maze-like.
Close-up of pores.
Pores elongated, staining brown.
Close-up of pores.
Large maze-like pores.
Close-up of pores.
Pores angular, colored tan.
Close-up of pores.
Pores angular, becoming toothy.
Close-up of pores.
Pores mostly round, turning gray.
Close-up of underside.
Mostly smooth, yellowish brown.
Close-up of underside.
Smooth or folded, bleeding red.
Close-up of underside.
Teeth (spines) bright orange.