What kind of mushroom grows above the moss carpet? Check out photos taken by Nathan R. Thorp and Dr. Erik Hobbie

Photo Credit: ©Nathan R. Thorp

What kind of mushroom grows below the moss carpet?

These mushrooms fruit abundantly in the warmed enclosures and are likely formed by the ectomycorrhizal fungal genus Laccaria or by the saprotrophic genus Galerina.

How does a mushroom grow below the moss carpet? In the SPRUCE bog, some mushrooms develop under the moss carpet from a tiny pinhead called a primordium. The primordium is formed within the fungal mycelium. 

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