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Guide to mushrooms

Focusing on fine photography, taxonomy and short descriptions of mushrooms and other fungi.

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Important

Amanitaceae

Amanita cokeri, Coker's lepidella Amanita flavoconia Amanita parcivolvata
Amanita cokeri Amanita flavoconia Amanita parcivolvata
Amanita rubescens var alba, blusher Amanita russuloides/gemmata Amanita crocea, Orange Grissette
Amanita rubescens var. alba Amanita russuloides/gemmata Amanita crocea
Amanita rubescens, blusher Amanita virosa, Destroying Angel, Death Angel Amanita crenulata, Poison Champagne Amanita
Amanita rubescens Amanita virosa Amanita crenulata
Amanita citrina f. lavendula, Lavender Staining American Citrin Amanita    
Amanita citrina f. lavendula    

Boletales (Boletes)

Boletus frostii, Frost's bolete Strobilomyces sp., Old Man of the Wood Boletus eduls, King bolete
Boletus frostii Strobilomyces sp. Boletus edulis
Tylopilus violatinctus, pale violet bitter bolete Boletus rubroflammeus, red-pored bolete Boletus erythropus
Tylopilus violatinctus Boletus rubroflammeus Boletus erythropus
Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus, violet bolete Phylloporus rhodoxanthus, Gilled bolete Boletus bicolor, two-colored bolete
Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus Phylloporus rhodoxanthus Boletus bicolor
Suillus americanus, American Slippery Jack Tylopilus ballouii, burnt-orange bolete Aureoboletus innixus or A. auriporus, clustered brown bolete
Suillus americanus Tylopilus ballouii Aureoboletus innixus or A. auriporus
Leccinum insigne, Aspen Bolete Leccinellum crocipodium, Saffron Bolete Xerocomus-badius, Bay Bolete
Leccinum insigne Leccinellum crocipodium Xerocomus badius or B. glabellus

Russulaceae

Lactarius piperatus, Peppery Milk Cap Lactarius vellereus, Fleecy Milk Cap Lactarius volemus, Tawny Milk Cap, Weeping Milk Cap, Chichitake
Lactarius piperatus Lactarius vellereus Lactarius volemus
Russula variata, Variegated Russula Russula silvicola, Emetic Russula Russula parvovirescens, Quilted Green Russula
Russula variata Russula silvicola Russula parvovirescens
Lactarius indigo, indigo milky Russula mariae, purple-bloom russula Russula pulchra, beautiful russula
Lactarius indigo Russula mariae Russula pulchra

Polyporaceae (Polypores)

Meripilus giganteus, giant polypore Laetiporus sulphureus, Chicken-of-the-woods, sulphur shelf Trametes versicolor, the turkey tail
Meripilus giganteus Laetiporus sulphureus Trametes versicolor
Ganoderma lucidum, varnished polypore, Reishi, Ling Zhi Ischnoderma resinosum, resinous polypore Spongipellis-pachyodon, marshmallow polypore
Ganoderma lucidum Ischnoderma resinosum Spongipellis pachyodon
Polyporus squamosus, dryad's saddle, pheasant's back    
Polyporus squamosus    

Clavariaceae (Clubs and Corals) and alike

Clavaria zollingeri, violet coral, purple fairy club Clavaria vermicularis, Fairy fingers Clavulinopsis fusiformis, Fairy club
Clavaria zollingeri Clavaria vermicularis Clavulinopsis fusiformis
Macrotyphula-juncea, fairy hair Tremellodendron pallidum, jellied false coral Artomyces pyxidatus, crown-tipped coral
Macrotyphula juncea Tremellodendron pallidum Artomyces pyxidatus

Phallales (Stinkhorns)

Pseudocolus fusiformis, stinky squid Phallus rubicundus, stinkhorn Mutinus elegans, elegant stinkhorn
Pseudocolus fusiformis Phallus rubicundus Mutinus elegans

Various Agaricales

Omphalotus illudens, Jack-O-Lantern Conocybe apala,White Dunce Cap Hygrocybe-persistens, Hygrocybe-persistens
Omphalotus illudens Conocybe apala Hygrocybe persistens
Psathyrella delineata Chlorophyllum rachodes (syn. Lepiota rachodes, Macrolepiota rachodes), Shaggy Parasol Chlorophyllum molybdites, Green-Spored Parasol
Psathyrella delineata Chlorophyllum rachodes Chlorophyllum molybdites
Hymenopellis furfuracea, beech rooter Schizophyllum commune, common split gill Armillaria mellea, honey mushroom
Hymenopellis furfuracea Schizophyllum commune Armillaria mellea
Armillaria mellea, honey mushroom Armillaria mellea, honey mushroom Leucoagaricus americanus, reddening lepiota
Armillaria mellea Armillaria mellea Leucoagaricus americanus
Tricholomopsis rutilans, variegated mop Hymenopellis megalospora, lesser rooting xerula Cantharellus cibarius, chanterelle
Tricholomopsis rutilans Hymenopellis megalospora Cantharellus cibarius
Stropharia rugosoannulata, wine-cap stropharia Tricholoma fumosoluteum, smoky yellow tricholoma Tricholoma caligatum, fragrant armillaria, eastern matsutake
Stropharia rugosoannulata Tricholoma fumosoluteum Tricholoma caligatum
Hygrocybe cantharellus, chanterelle waxy cap Neolentinus-lepideus, train wrecker  
Hygrocybe cantharellus Neolentinus-lepideus  

Lycoperdales (Puffballs)

Calvatia cyathiformis, purple-spored puffball Morganella pyriformis, pear-shaped puffball Vascellum pratense, meadow or field puffball
Calvatia cyathiformis Morganella pyriformis Vascellum pratense
Lycoperdon echinatum, spiny puffball    
Lycoperdon echinatum    

Others

Coltricia perennis, fairy stool Phaeolus schweinitzii, Dyer's polypore Tremella mesenterica, Witch's Butter, Yellow Brain
Coltricia perennis Phaeolus schweinitzii Tremella mesenterica
Sarcodon scabrosus, bitter hedgehog Urnula craterium, Devil's urn  
Sarcodon scabrosus Urnula craterium  

 

 

 

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