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
    Photograph of a black morel mushroom

    Black Morel

    Morchella angusticeps (formerly M. elata)
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    Edible

    Photograph of a cluster of devil's urn mushrooms, which are brown and gobletlike

    Devil’s Urn

    Urnula craterium
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    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 a half-free morel mushroom

    Half-Free Morel

    Morchella punctipes (formerly M. semilibera)
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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 common morels growing on forest floor

    Morels

    Morchella species
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    Edible

    Photo of oyster mushrooms growing on a tree trunk

    Oyster Mushroom

    Pleurotus ostreatus and P. pulmonarius
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    Edible

    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 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

    Photo of common morels growing on forest floor

    Yellow Morel (Common Morel)

    Morchella esculentoides (formerly M. esculenta)
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    Edible