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 bearded tooth, white round beardlike mushroom growing from tree trunk

    Bearded Tooth

    Hericium erinaceus
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    Edible

    Photograph of a black morel mushroom

    Black Morel

    Morchella angusticeps (formerly M. elata)
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    Edible

    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 two comb tooth mushroom clusters growing on a fallen log.

    Comb Tooth

    Hericium coralloides (formerly H. ramosum)
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    Edible

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

    Common Split Gill

    Schizophyllum commune
    Photo of coral-pink merulius, pink bracket mushrooms growing on wood

    Coral-Pink Merulius

    Phlebia incarnata (formerly Merulius incarnatus)
    Photo of destroying angel showing large saclike cup around the base of stalk

    Destroying Angel

    Amanita bisporigera
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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 eastern cauliflower mushroom, tan and white cauliflower-like mushroom

    Eastern Cauliflower Mushroom

    Sparassis spathulata (S. herbstii)
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    Edible

    Photo of emetic russula mushroom with red cap and whitish stalk

    Emetic Russula

    Russula emetica
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    Poisonous

    Image of a false morel

    False Morels

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

    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

    puffball mushroom

    Giant Puffball

    Calvatia gigantea (Langermannia gigantea)
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    Edible

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

    Green Cracking Russula

    Russula virescens
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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

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

    Mica Cap

    Coprinellus micaceus (formerly Coprinus micaceus)
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    Edible

    Photo of common morels growing on forest floor

    Morels

    Morchella species
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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 pale chicken of the woods.

    Pale Chicken of the Woods

    Laetiporus cincinnatus
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    Edible

    Photo of pale jelly roll fungus, showing small specimen.

    Pale Jelly Roll

    Exidia alba (Ductifera pululahuana)
    Photo of a parasol mushroom.

    Parasol

    Macrolepiota procera (Lepiota procera)
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    Edible

    Photo of an aging Ravenel's stinkhorn, a column-shaped fungus with dark spores

    Ravenel's Stinkhorn

    Phallus ravenelii
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    Edible

    Photo of several reddening lepiota mushrooms, one showing gills and stem ring.

    Reddening Lepiota

    Leucoagaricus americanus (Lepiota americana)
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    Edible

    Photo of resinous polypore, a bracket fungus with rust-colored top

    Resinous Polypore

    Ischnoderma resinosum
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    Edible

    Photo of young, golden cluster of ringless honey mushrooms on forest floor

    Ringless Honey Mushroom

    Armillaria tabescens (Armillariella tabescens)
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    Edible

    Photo of rooted collybia, tan, thin-stalked gilled mushroom

    Rooted Collybia

    Xerula furfuracea (Collybia radicata var. furfuracea)
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    Edible

    Photo of a scarlet cup mushroom growing on fallen sticks

    Scarlet Cup

    Sarcoscypha dudleyi
    Photo of shaggy mane cluster, rounded cylindrical mushrooms growing in grass

    Shaggy Mane

    Coprinus comatus
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    Edible

    Photo of stalked scarlet cup cluster of red cup mushrooms with white stalks

    Stalked Scarlet Cup

    Sarcoscypha occidentalis
    Photo of a Thiers amanita mushroom growing on a lawn.

    Thiers Amanita

    Amanita thiersii
    Photo of a thin-maze flat polypore, a bracket fungus, showing concentric rings

    Thin-Maze Flat Polypore

    Daedaleopsis confragosa (Daedalea confragosa)
    Photo of big cluster of turkey tails, bracket fungus with concentric color rings

    Turkey Tail

    Trametes versicolor
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    Edible

    Photo of several violet toothed polypores, violet-gray bracket fungi

    Violet Toothed Polypore

    Trichaptum biforme
    Photo of common morels growing on forest floor

    Yellow Morel (Common Morel)

    Morchella esculentoides (formerly M. esculenta)
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    Edible