Mushrooms! – of the Amazon Rainforest!

Down here in the Peruvian Amazon, not far south of the equator, my fascination with mushrooms continues of course…

Upon heading to South America I was eager to see what types of mushrooms I might discover deep in the jungle and I got a small taste (not literally) of what exists.  Because the area surrounding Iquitos is mostly new growth forest, I didn`t get to venture deep, deep into la selva (the jungle) where I`m sure the more exotic species thrive, but nonetheless I got to see several interesting mushrooms (the best of which I somehow didn`t manage to photograph).  Take a look:

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