Friday, April 26, 2013

Top 10 Amazing Mushrooms In the World–Part 2

"Mushroom" describes a variety of gilled fungi, with or without stems, and the term is used even more generally, to describe both the fleshy fruiting bodies of some Ascomycota and the woody or leathery fruiting bodies of some Basidiomycota, depending upon the context of the word.

#1 Tsezarsky mushroom (Amanita caesarea):

Tsezarsky mushroom

Very valuable edible fungus, which grows in southern Europe and North America. For the first time this fungus is described by Giovanni Antonio Scopoli in 1772. His loved the rulers of the Roman Empire. It has a distinctive orange cap, yellow spore-bearing plate and the leg. This fungus is very much appreciated by the Romans, who called it Boletus.

#2 Mycena interrupta:

Mycena interrupta

This fungus grows in Australia, New Zealand, Chile and New Caledonia. In Australia, growing in Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales and South Australia, and in Queensland, but only at The National Park Lamington. Pileus is 0.6-2 cm, and they have a bright blue color. When they appear, they have a spherical shape, but as they mature become wider. Hats sticky and slimy-looking, especially in the rain.

#3 Ksantor elegant (Xanthoria elegans):

Ksantor elegant

This fungus grows on rocks, often near the bird perches or mink rodents. By the nature of this lichen. He became one of the first lichens used in the method of dating rock surfaces, known as lihenometriya. Growing at a rate of 0.5 mm per year during the first century, and then a little slow its growth.

#4 Conic morel (Morchella conica)

Conic morel

Edible mushroom in the upper part resembling a honeycomb. It consists of a network of undulated strips with voids therebetween. Very appreciated by gourmets, especially in French cuisine. The fungus is very popular with mushroom hunters not only from a commercial point of view, but also because of the pleasant taste.

#5 Red fly agaric (Amanita muscaria):

Red fly agaric

All known amanita - poisonous and psychoactive basidiomycete fungus. It grows in the Northern Hemisphere, but also was introduced in the country of the southern hemisphere, first as a symbiont in the coniferous forests, and later as a full species. Red hat with white dots - who is not known mushroom? It is one of the most recognizable of fungi in the world. Although considered poisonous fly agaric, Amanita muscaria confirmed cases of poisoning is not, and in some parts of Europe, Asia and North America, and did eat him after blanching. Amanita has hallucinogenic properties, its main psychoactive component - is muscimol. Some peoples of Siberia are using it as an entheogen, and he has a great religious significance in these cultures.

Top 10 Amazing Mushroom In the World–Part 1

A mushroom is the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus, typically produced above ground on soil or on its food source. The standard for the name "mushroom" is the cultivated white button mushroom, Agaricus bisporus; hence the word "mushroom" is most often applied to those fungi (Basidiomycota, Agaricomycetes) that have a stem (stipe), a cap (pileus), and gills (lamellae, sing. lamella) or pores on the underside of the cap.

Mushrooms are members of a huge group of organisms that includes microorganisms such as yeasts and molds. Mushrooms - this whole kingdom, separate from plants, animals and bacteria. Fungi play an important role in the decomposition of organic matter, as well as in the food chain. In a world of distinction between 1.5 and 5 million species of fungi. Below you will find the most beautiful and interesting of them.

#1 Mlechnik blue (Lactarius indigo):

Mlechnik blue

It is common type of fungus grows in the eastern part of North America, East Asia and Central America. It grows on the ground in both deciduous and coniferous forests. The color varies from dark blue in fresh mushrooms to a pale blue-gray of old. Milk, which highlights the fungus if it is cut or broken, too blue. Cap is 5-15 cm, leg - 2-8 cm in height and 1-2.5 cm in thickness. Edible mushroom and sold in rural markets in Mexico, Guatemala and China.

#2 Panellyus / Panellus stipticus:


A common view is growing in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. It grows in groups on logs, stumps and trunks of deciduous trees, especially on oaks, beeches and birches. This is one of the bioluminescent mushroom species, although this species of fungi of the regions of the Pacific Ocean North America.

#3 Drozhalka orange (Tremella mesenterica):

Drozhalka orange

This fungus usually grows on dead trees, but also to the newly fallen branches. Gelatinous orange-yellow body of the fungus (up to 7.5 cm in diameter) has a winding surface, which in the rain becomes sticky and slippery. The fungus grows in the cracks of the bark, appearing in the rain. After several days of rain it dries and turns into a thin film or wrinkled mass capable of newly regenerated after rain. This fungus is commonly found in mixed forests and distributed in temperate and tropical regions, including Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America. Mushroom is edible, although it is considered tasteless. This fungus produces carbohydrates that have value for research.

#4 Rodotus (Rhodotus palmatus):


This fungus - the only member of the genus in the family Physalacriaceae. Not very common. The fungus collected in eastern North America, North Africa, Europe and Asia. In Europe, the number of fungi falling rapidly, so rodotusa brought in the Red book. Usually grows on decaying logs and stumps of trees hard. Mature mushrooms differ pinkish color and the characteristic "venoobraznoy" surface.

#5 Klavariya pale brown (Clavaria zollingeri):

Klavariya pale brown

Widespread species of fungi. He has a tube-shaped purple or pinkish-lavender body, growing to 10 inches tall and 7 inches wide. The tips of the fragile and thin branches usually rounded and brownish. This saprobity species of mushroom, it absorbs nutrients by breaking down organic matter. Usually grows on the ground.

#6 Zvezdovik sacciform (Geastrum saccatum):

Zvezdovik sacciform

It grows in North America and Europe on rotting trees. Mushroom pickers find it inedible due to its roller coaster of taste. Fairly common type, peak picking is at the end of the summer. It is believed that the hole on the outer layer of the body has a star-shaped mushroom picking due to calcium oxalate crystals in front of the opening. In Brazil, the fungus is called "Star of the earth".

#7 Polypore Scale (Polyporus squamosus):

Polypore Scale

Widespread species of fungus growing in North America, Australia, Asia and Europe. It causes white rot on the hardwood. Alternative name of the fungus - the seat of Dryads - refers to the Greek mythology and the Dryads, who supposedly could ride these mushrooms.

#8 Aseroe rubra:

Aseroe rubra

The sea anemone and widely recognizable due to its unpleasant smell of rot and starfish-shaped. Growing in the gardens of the forest floor and in the grassy areas, like the red star, covered with brownish mucus, and has a white leg. Attracts flies.

#9 Coral mushroom (Clavulinopsis corallinorosacea):

Coral mushroom

The fungus is so called because of the similarity with sea corals. These mushrooms have a bright color, mostly orange, yellow or red. Usually they grow older lesah.odni coral saprotrophic fungi and other symbiotic or parasitic.

#10 Brown raincoat (Lycoperdon umbrinum):

Brown raincoat

This type of fungus is growing in China, Europe and North America. These mushrooms have an open cap with spores. Instead, the arguments appear inside the body of the ball. Ripening, spores form Hleb in the center of the body, which has a characteristic color and texture.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Top 10 World’s Most Expensive Billionaires Homes

#1 Antilia - Mumbai, India

Owner: Mukesh Ambani

Property Net worth $1 Billion (USD)

Antilia - Mumbai, India

#2 Villa Leopolda - Villefranche-sur-mer, France

Owner: Lily Safra

Property Net worth $750 Million (USD)

Villa Leopolda - Villefranche-sur-mer, France

#3 Fair Field - Sagaponack, New York

Owner: Ira Rennert

Property Net worth $248 Million (USD)

Fair Field - Sagaponack, New York

#4 Kensington Palace Gardens - London, U.K.

Owner: Lakshmi Mittal

Property Net worth $222 Million (USD)

Kensington Palace Gardens - London, U.K.

#5 One Hyde Park, London, U.K.

Owner: Rinat Akhmetov

Property Net worth $221 Million (USD)


#6 Ellison Estate, Woodside, California

Owner: Larry Ellison

Property Net worth $200 Million (USD)

Ellison Estate, Woodside, California

#7 Mega Mansion, London, U.K.

Owner: Roman Abramovich

Property Net worth $190 Million (USD)

Mega Mansion, London, U.K.

#8 Blossom Estate, Palm Beach, Florida

Owner: Ken Griffin

Property Net worth $130 Million (USD)

Blossom Estate, Palm Beach, Florida

#9 Xanadu 2.0, Seattle, Washington

Owner: Bill Gates

Property Net worth $120.5 Million (USD)

Xanadu 2.0, Seattle, Washington

#10 Mountain Home Road, Woodside, California

Owner: Masayoshi Son

Property Net worth $117.5 Million (USD)

Mountain Home Road, Woodside, California

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