Europe's most spectacular fungi

Jonathan Clay jonc at
Tue Aug 8 06:31:49 EST 1995

Calling all mycologists in Europe!
What/where are, in your opinion, Europe's most spectacular fungi?
What fungi or fungi-facts are guaranteed to make the lay-person sit up 
and say "thats amazing!"?

I'm researching a television series on the natural history of Europe 
and, whilst the programmes will probably be dominated by mammals and 
birds (thats what the viewers want, I'm afraid!), I don't want to ignore 
groups such as fungi. But, to get airtime, the fungi have got to appeal 
to a general audience - they have to be visually stunning or have a very 
interesting life-history (preferably both!)
So what species do you reccomend and why? And where can I find them? 
Any stories about the interaction between people and fungi, in the past 
and the present, would also be particularly welcome.

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