Edible Mushrooms

The Wonderful World of Fungi Part XVIII – Division Basidiomycota – Fascinating Members: Edible Mushrooms By: H. Wayne Shew, Ph.D.NAB Certified Pollen CounterAAAC Collection Station—Birmingham, Alabama It has been some time since I wrote about the group of fungi called...

Hackberry/Sugarberry (Celtis laevigata, C. occidentalis) By: H. Wayne Shew, Ph.D. NAB Certified Pollen Counter AAAC Collection Station—Birmingham, Alabama The genus Celtis is a member of the Cannabaceae (hemp) family.  This is a small family of flowering plants with...
Oral Allergy Syndrome

Oral Allergy Syndrome

Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS) (Pollen and Food Allergies) By: H. Wayne Shew, Ph.D.NAB Certified Pollen CounterAAAC Collection Station—Birmingham, Alabama Considerably more than 100 foods have been identified as causing food allergies, but there are a limited number of...
Unique Somatic Structures

Unique Somatic Structures

The Wonderful World of Fungi Part XIV – Division Basidiomycota – Unique Somatic Structures By: H. Wayne Shew, Ph.D.NAB Certified Pollen CounterAAAC Collection Station—Birmingham, Alabama In addition to having unique reproductive bodies called basidia which produce...