Sunday, January 31, 2010

Termitomyces albuminosa - Cendawan Busut

Termitomyces albuminosa - associated with termites, Odontotermes

Gill structure of Termitomyces albuminosa

Ganoderma australe

Ganoderma australe, belonging to the group of Ganoderma species without a shiny, laccate crust;sometimes parasitic on trees.

Ganoderma tropicum

Ganoderma tropicum

Ganoderma tropicum , one of the many species of bracket fungi with a highly polished, waxy crust.

Microporus affinis

Microporus affinis

Microporus affinis, commonly found on dead wood, laterally attached with a short, dark stem.

Ganoderma lucidum

Ganoderma lucidum

Location: Taman Pertanian Shah Alam

Ganoderma sp.

Ganoderma sp.

Ganoderma sp.

Ganoderma sp. showing the undersurface, with the minute pores, the fungus is perennial and produces vast quantities of brown spores, often seen as a powder on the bark

Lignosus sp.

Lignosus sp.

Lignosus sp. , a tough polypore, with a tall, grey-velvety stem, growing from a sclerotium buried in very rotten, fallen wood.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Macrolepiota sp.

Macrolepiota sp.

Gill structure of Macrolepiota sp.

Location: Taman Tasik Perdana, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Friday, January 29, 2010

Microporellus inusitatus - Centrally stipitate basidiocarp

Microporellus inusitatus - Centrally stipitate basidiocarp

Lentinus cladopus

Lentinus cladopus

Lentinus cladopus, a species which always develops branching stem

Gill structure of Lentinus cladopus

Monday, January 25, 2010

Microporus sp. - Kelintik Kera

Microporus sp, a very common, thin flesh-but tough polypore; the pores are minute and almost invisible to the naked eye.

Amanita sp. - Destroying Angel

Amanita sp.

Nice to hold, but highly poisonous and deadly when consumed.

Basidiocarp of Amanita sp. with brightly coloured caps often ornamented with scales. Many amanitas are mycorrhizal, growing and forming their basidiocarps in close association with forest trees. The basidiocarp is complete with a ring and volva.

Order: Agaricales
Family: Amanitaceae
Genus: Amanita
Common Name: Death Cap or Destroying Angles.

Bird's Nest Fungi- Cyathus

Cyathus striatus with peridioles in cup-shaped fruit bodies

Order: Nidulariales
Family: Nidulariaceae
Genus: Cyathus (Bird's Nest Fungi)

Bird's Nest Fungi- Matured basidiocarp is a hollow cup containing a number of lentil-shaped bodies (peridioled), the whole resembling a small bird's nest with eggs. The fungal spores are contained in the peridioles which are easily splashed out of the cup by rain drops.

Jelly Fungi - Tremella sp.

Tremella sp.

Order: Tremellales
Family: Tremellaceae
Genus: Tremella

Tremella sp. is commonly known as 'Jelly Fungi" because of the gelatinous, jely-like nature of the basidiocarps which are wrinkled or consist of leaf-like folds

Lepiota sp.

Young fruit bodies of Lepiota sp.

Bud and matured stage of Lepiota sp.

Order: Agaricales
Family: Lepiotaceae
Genus: Lepiota
Location: Taman Tasik Cempaka, Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Photo by: Johari Jalinas

Lepiota sp is a very common mushroom prouting on turfs in gardens, parks and and by roadsides after a period of rain.


Tan Teck Koon, 1990. A Guide to Tropical Fungi.

Flammulina sp.

Order: Agaricales
Family: Tricholomataceae
Genus: Flammulina

Flammulina sp is not a tropical mushroom but can be cultivated in the tropical country like Malaysia under temperature controlled conditions. The basidiocarp is distinguished by a small pileus and a very long stipe. This mushroom is very delicious for the steamboat.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Haycup Fungus- Panaeolus sp.

Haycup Fungus- Panaeolus sp.

Panaeolus sp. , a Haycup Fungus, with dark brown gills and a tall stem, growing on old dung of mammals

brown gills and a tall stem (20 cm )

Dark brown gills

Bracket Fungi -

Bracket Fungi

Cup Fungi - Cookiena tricholoma

Cup Fungi - Cookiena tricholoma

Cup Fungi - Cookiena sulcipes

Cup Fungi - Cookiena sulcipes

Shelf Fungi - Cymatoderma elegans

Cymatoderma elegans

Shelf Fungi - Stereum lobatum

Stereum lobatum

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Bull-Eye Fungus (Calostoma fuscum)

Bull-eye Fungus (Calostoma sp.)- Puffball. Releasing spores through the apical pore, and borne above ground-level by a gelatinous stalk when moist.

# Appreciation to Associate Prof Dr Shukorfor sharing the photo of Malaysian Fungi at


1) David N. Pegler. The Larger Fungi of Borneo