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    Amanitas

    Amanita spp. (about 600 species, worldwide)
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    Poisonous

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    Big Red False Morel

    Gyromitra caroliniana
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    Poisonous

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    False Morels

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

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    Gabled False Morel

    Gyromitra brunnea
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    Poisonous

    Photograph of several hexagonal-pored polypores, tan bracket fungi

    Hexagonal-Pored Polypore

    Polyporus alveolaris (formerly Favolus alveolaris)
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    Edible

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

    Ling Chih (Lingzhi; Reishi Mushroom)

    Ganoderma sessile (formerly G. lucidum)
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    Edible

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    Scarlet Cup

    Sarcoscypha dudleyi
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    Stalked Scarlet Cup

    Sarcoscypha occidentalis