Snail's-eye-view of a mature Xerula mushroom (Xerula megalospora) growing out of sandy soil in a floodplain. While appearing terrestrial, this specis is actually a saprobe feeding on well decayed buried roots near a stump. White Wood Aster (Eurybia divaricata) grows in the background. Monongahela National Forest, WV, USA.
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