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 two ash tree boletes, tan pored mushrooms, one overturned showing pores

    Ash Tree Bolete

    Boletinellus merulioides
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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 two gigantic red false morels, cut and laying on a ground

    Big Red False Morel

    Gyromitra caroliniana
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    Poisonous

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

    Bleeding Mycena

    Mycena haematopus
    Photo of a blusher, a tan gilled mushroom, showing injured spot turning rust red

    Blusher

    Amanita rubescens
    Photo of a cinnabar chanterelle, vase-shaped red-orange mushroom

    Cinnabar Chanterelle

    Cantharellus cinnabarinus
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    Edible

    Photo of a cinnabar polypore, which is a reddish orange bracket fungus

    Cinnabar Polypore

    Pycnoporus cinnabarinus
    Photo of coral-pink merulius, pink bracket mushrooms growing on wood

    Coral-Pink Merulius

    Phlebia incarnata (formerly Merulius incarnatus)
    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 two Frost's boletes, red mushrooms with pores, at different angles

    Frost’s Bolete

    Boletus frostii
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    Edible

    Photo of gabled false morel, a floppy, orange club fungus

    Gabled False Morel

    Gyromitra brunnea
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    Poisonous

    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 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 lobster mushroom, which is orange-yellow and finely bumpy

    Lobster Mushroom

    Hypomyces lactifluorum
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    Edible

    Photo of orange mycena cluster, small, orange, gilled mushrooms

    Orange Mycena

    Mycena leaiana
    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 a scarlet cup mushroom growing on fallen sticks

    Scarlet Cup

    Sarcoscypha dudleyi
    Photo of scarlet waxy cap, a small mushroom with reddish conical cap

    Scarlet Waxy Cap

    Hygrocybe coccinea (Hygrophorous coccineus)
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    Edible

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

    Stalked Scarlet Cup

    Sarcoscypha occidentalis
    Two-colored Bolete

    Two-Colored Bolete

    Boletus bicolor
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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