If you need a name for a metal band, you could do worse than to consult the British Mycological Society’s list of Recommended English Names for Fungi. There have been over 100,000 species of fungi described and named by scientists, and plenty more that have yet to be studied. Among them are some memorable common names to go along with their taxonomic names.
Hairy Nuts Disco
Yellowing Curtain Crust
I had to stop collecting funny names because there are too many. I was scrolling pretty fast before I was even halfway through the alphabet. Shown above is the Drumstick Truffleclub (Elaphocordyceps capitata). -via Not Exactly Rocket Science
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