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

    Ash Tree Bolete

    Boletinellus merulioides
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    Edible

    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 Berkeley's polypore, fresh, young specimen.

    Berkeley’s Polypore

    Bondarzewia berkeleyi
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    Edible

    Big Laughing Gym (Big Laughing Jim)

    Gymnopilus junonius (formerly G. spectabilis)
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    Poisonous

    Image of a false morel

    Big Red False Morel

    Gyromitra caroliniana
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    Poisonous

    Photo of broken bolete mushroom cap, being held to show pores

    Bitter Bolete

    Tylopilus felleus
    Photograph of a black morel mushroom

    Black Morel

    Morchella angusticeps (formerly M. elata)
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    Edible

    Photo of two black trumpets, dark brown vase-shaped mushrooms on mossy ground

    Black Trumpet

    Craterellus cornucopioides (C. fallax)
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    Edible

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

    Black-Footed Polypore

    Polyporus badius
    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 blusher, a tan gilled mushroom, showing injured spot turning rust red

    Blusher

    Amanita rubescens
    Image of smooth chanterelle

    Chanterelles

    Cantharellaceae (various members of family)
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    Edible

    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 two comb tooth mushroom clusters growing on a fallen log.

    Comb Tooth

    Hericium coralloides (formerly H. ramosum)
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    Edible

    Photo of cluster of common laccaria, small brownish pink mushrooms, in grass

    Common Laccaria

    Laccaria laccata
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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 mature dead man's fingers mushrooms, lumpy grayish black masses

    Dead Man’s Fingers

    Xylaria polymorpha
    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

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

    Devil’s Urn

    Urnula craterium
    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

    Photo of many tan fairy ring mushrooms, some uprooted, growing in grass

    Fairy Ring Mushroom

    Marasmius oreades
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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 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

    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

    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 golden chanterelles, yellow and white vase-shaped mushrooms

    Golden Chanterelle (Girolle)

    Cantharellus cibarius
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    Edible

    Photo of green cracking russula, greenish-capped, gilled mushroom

    Green Cracking Russula

    Russula virescens
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    Edible

    hand holding white, umbrella-shaped mushroom

    Green-Spored Lepiota

    Chlorophyllum molybdites
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    Poisonous

    Photo of an aging grisette mushroom that is flat and tan on top and white below

    Grisette

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

    Hairy Rubber Cup

    Galiella rufa (formerly Bulgaria rufa)
    Photograph of a half-free morel mushroom

    Half-Free Morel

    Morchella punctipes (formerly M. semilibera)
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    Edible

    Photo of three hedgehog mushrooms, two show tan cap, third shows teeth under cap

    Hedgehog Mushroom

    Hydnum repandum (Dentinum repandum)
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    Edible

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See Also

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Pinesap (False Beech Drops)

Monotropa hypopitys
Photo of several Indian pipe plants with flowers, rising out of leaf litter.

Indian Pipe

Monotropa uniflora
Picture of a patch of filamentous green algae floating in a stream.

Filamentous Green Algae (Pond Scum)

Cladophora, Pithophora, and Spirogyra spp., and others

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