• Stemonitis axifera 1

    78 photos stacked, showing the first confirmed observation of Stemonitis axifera in New York City. Taken by Elan Trybuch on June 4, 2023.
  • Stemonitis axifera 2

    Stacked photo of the outer net of the sporangium
  • Stemonitis axifera 3

    Measuring the fruiting body from top to bottom. This ruler is in mm

Parts of a mushroom

Humidicutis marginata
Mushrooms are the fleshy part of fungi that produce spores. Their appearance changes as they grow, starting as small stalks with tiny caps and developing a veil that connects the stem to the cap. When fully mature, the cap grows large and the veil breaks away. Some mushrooms have beneficial health properties, but others can be harmful.