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

    Photo of beefsteak polypore, a rust-colored bracket fungus growing on tree base

    Beefsteak Polypore

    Fistulina hepatica
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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 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 cinnabar polypore, which is a reddish orange bracket fungus

    Cinnabar Polypore

    Pycnoporus cinnabarinus
    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 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

    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 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 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 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

    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

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

    Hairy Rubber Cup

    Galiella rufa (formerly Bulgaria rufa)
    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

    jack-o-lantern mushroom

    Jack-o'-Lantern

    Omphalotus illudens (formerly O. olearius)
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    Poisonous

    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 lobster mushroom, which is orange-yellow and finely bumpy

    Lobster Mushroom

    Hypomyces lactifluorum
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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 mycena cluster, small, orange, gilled mushrooms

    Orange Mycena

    Mycena leaiana
    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 many crowded pear-shaped puffballs growing on a stump.

    Pear-Shaped Puffball

    Lycoperdon pyriforme (Morganella pyriformis)
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    Edible

    Photo of a pigskin puffball.

    Pigskin Puffball (Common Earthball)

    Scleroderma citrinum (Scleroderma aurantium)
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    Poisonous

    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

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