Photo of an alcohol inky mushroom cut in half lengthwise.

    Alcohol Inky

    Coprinopsis atramentaria (formerly Coprinus atramentarius)
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    Edible

    Photo of a blusher, a tan gilled mushroom, showing injured spot turning rust red

    Amanitas

    Amanita spp. (about 600 species, worldwide)
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    Poisonous

    Photo of artist conk, woody bracket fungus on tree shown from side

    Artist Conk

    Ganoderma applanatum
    Photo of two ash tree boletes, tan pored mushrooms, one overturned showing pores

    Ash Tree Bolete

    Boletinellus merulioides
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    Edible

    Photo of Berkeley's polypore, fresh, young specimen.

    Berkeley’s Polypore

    Bondarzewia berkeleyi
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    Edible

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    Big Laughing Gym (Big Laughing Jim)

    Gymnopilus junonius (formerly G. spectabilis)
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    Poisonous

    Photo of broken bolete mushroom cap, being held to show pores

    Bitter Bolete

    Tylopilus felleus
    Photo of two black trumpets, dark brown vase-shaped mushrooms on mossy ground

    Black Trumpet

    Craterellus cornucopioides (C. fallax)
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    Edible

    Photo of black-footed polypore, mature specimens, with photographer's foot.

    Black-Footed Polypore

    Polyporus badius
    Photo of black-staining polypore, a mushroom with tan, wavy, fan-shaped caps

    Black-Staining Polypore

    Meripilus sumstinei (formerly M. giganteus)
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    Edible

    Photo of cluster of bleeding mycenas, small, capped, reddish mushrooms

    Bleeding Mycena

    Mycena haematopus
    Blewits

    Blewit

    Lepista nuda (Clitocybe nuda; Tricholoma nudum)
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    Edible

    Photo of a blusher, a tan gilled mushroom, showing injured spot turning rust red

    Blusher

    Amanita rubescens
    Photo of cluster of common laccaria, small brownish pink mushrooms, in grass

    Common Laccaria

    Laccaria laccata
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    Edible

    Photo of common split gills, white bracket mushrooms growing on branch

    Common Split Gill

    Schizophyllum commune
    Photo of cluster of pinkish crown-tipped coral mushrooms growing on rotting log

    Crown-Tipped Coral

    Artomyces pyxidatus (formerly Clavicorona pyxidata)
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    Edible

    Photo of several deadly galerina mushroom caps, viewed from above.

    Deadly Galerina

    Galerina marginata (G. autumnalis)
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    Poisonous

    Top-view photo of three dryad's saddles, a tan bracket fungus, growing on wood

    Dryad’s Saddle

    Polyporus squamosus
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    Edible

    Photo of earthstars, ball mushrooms with starlike rays, on forest floor

    Earthstars

    Geastrum species
    Photo of eastern cauliflower mushroom, tan and white cauliflower-like mushroom

    Eastern Cauliflower Mushroom

    Sparassis spathulata (S. herbstii)
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    Edible

    Photo of an elegant stinkhorn mushroom, a pink column covered with brown slime

    Elegant Stinkhorn

    Mutinus elegans
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    Edible

    Photo of many tan fairy ring mushrooms, some uprooted, growing in grass

    Fairy Ring Mushroom

    Marasmius oreades
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    Edible

    Image of a false morel

    False Morels

    Gyromitra spp. (false morels); Helvella spp. (elfin saddles)
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    Poisonous

    Photo of false turkey tail bracket fungus closeup, one showing smooth underside

    False Turkey Tail

    Stereum ostrea
    Photo of a fawn mushroom, which is a brownish gray, gilled, capped mushroom

    Fawn Mushroom

    Pluteus atricapillus (formerly P. cervinus)
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    Edible

    Photograph of cluster of mature gem-studded puffball mushrooms

    Gem-Studded Puffball

    Lycoperdon perlatum
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    Edible

    Photo of green cracking russula, greenish-capped, gilled mushroom

    Green Cracking Russula

    Russula virescens
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    Edible

    hand holding white, umbrella-shaped mushroom

    Green-Spored Lepiota

    Chlorophyllum molybdites
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    Poisonous

    Photo of an aging grisette mushroom that is flat and tan on top and white below

    Grisette

    Amanita vaginata
    Photo of cluster of hairy rubber cup mushrooms, cup fungi with orangish centers

    Hairy Rubber Cup

    Galiella rufa (formerly Bulgaria rufa)
    Photo of three hedgehog mushrooms, two show tan cap, third shows teeth under cap

    Hedgehog Mushroom

    Hydnum repandum (Dentinum repandum)
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    Edible

    Photo of hen of the woods, large round mass of grayish mushrooms

    Hen of the Woods (Maitake)

    Grifola frondosa
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    Edible

    Photograph of several hexagonal-pored polypores, tan bracket fungi

    Hexagonal-Pored Polypore

    Polyporus alveolaris (formerly Favolus alveolaris)
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    Edible

    Photo of young, yellow-phase honey mushrooms.

    Honey Mushroom

    Armillaria mellea
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    Edible

    Photo of jelly baby single yellowish gelatinous mushroom

    Jelly Baby

    Leotia lubrica
    Photo of ling chih, a shiny, hard, rust-colored bracket fungus, growing on tree

    Ling Chih (Lingzhi; Reishi Mushroom)

    Ganoderma lucidum
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    Edible

    a row of little brown, umbrella-shaped mushrooms along a decaying log

    Little Brown Mushrooms

    Various species of confusingly similar mushrooms
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    Poisonous

    Photo of two meadow mushrooms, at different angles, white with pinkish tan gills

    Meadow Mushroom

    Agaricus campestris
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    Edible

    Photo of mica cap cluster, bell-shaped, brown, capped mushrooms

    Mica Cap

    Coprinellus micaceus (formerly Coprinus micaceus)
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    Edible

    Photo of multicolor gill polypore, a colorfully zoned bracket fungus on a log

    Multicolor Gill Polypore

    Lenzites betulina
    Photo of orange pinwheel marasmius, tiny, orange, pleated, gilled mushroom

    Orange Pinwheel Marasmius

    Marasmius siccus
    Photo of oyster mushrooms growing on a tree trunk

    Oyster Mushroom

    Pleurotus ostreatus and P. pulmonarius
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    Edible

    Photo of pale jelly roll fungus, showing small specimen.

    Pale Jelly Roll

    Exidia alba (Ductifera pululahuana)
    Photo of two pallid boletes, tan mushrooms, one upturned to show pores under cap

    Pallid Bolete

    Boletus pallidus
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    Edible

    Photo of a parasol mushroom.

    Parasol

    Macrolepiota procera (Lepiota procera)
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    Edible

    Photo of many crowded pear-shaped puffballs growing on a stump.

    Pear-Shaped Puffball

    Lycoperdon pyriforme (Morganella pyriformis)
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    Edible

    Photo of 2 peppery milkies, white, gilled mushrooms, on ground

    Peppery Milky

    Lactarius piperatus
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    Edible

    Photo of a pigskin puffball.

    Pigskin Puffball (Common Earthball)

    Scleroderma citrinum (Scleroderma aurantium)
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    Poisonous

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