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

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

    Black-Footed Polypore

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

    Bleeding Mycena

    Mycena haematopus
    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 an elegant stinkhorn mushroom, a pink column covered with brown slime

    Elegant Stinkhorn

    Mutinus elegans
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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 a fawn mushroom, which is a brownish gray, gilled, capped mushroom

    Fawn Mushroom

    Pluteus atricapillus (formerly P. cervinus)
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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 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 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 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 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 rooted collybia, tan, thin-stalked gilled mushroom

    Rooted Collybia

    Xerula furfuracea (Collybia radicata var. furfuracea)
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    Edible

    Photo of uprooted rooting polypore mushroom on pavement, showing cap.

    Rooting Polypore

    Polyporus radicatus
    Photo of a thin-maze flat polypore, a bracket fungus, showing concentric rings

    Thin-Maze Flat Polypore

    Daedaleopsis confragosa (Daedalea confragosa)
    Photo of several violet toothed polypores, violet-gray bracket fungi

    Violet Toothed Polypore

    Trichaptum biforme
    Photo of witches' butter, a yellow gelatinous bloblike fungus

    Witches’ Butter

    Tremella mesenterica
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    Edible

    Photo of wood ear mushroom, which looks like a brownish human ear stuck to a log

    Wood Ear (Tree Ear)

    Auricularia auricula (formerly A. auricula-judae)
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    Edible