Laetiporus sulphureus

Laetiporus sulphureus

Western Conifer Sulpher Shelf Also known as crab-of-the-woods, sulphur polypore, sulphur shelf, and chicken-of-the-woods. Fruiting Body Color: Striking golden-yellow to reddish-orange. Fruiting Body Size: To 10″(25cm). Underside: Sulfur-yellow pores. Spore Print: Yellow. Season: August to November. Habitat: Dead or living mature or over-mature trees. Often grows in clusters. Range: Europe and North America, though true Read More

Aleuria aurantia

Aleuria aurantia

Orange Peel Fungus Also known as Orange Fairy Cup. Fruiting Body Color: Bright orange. Fruiting Body Shape: Cup or saucer-shaped, wavy margin often uplifted. Fruiting Body Size: To 4″(10cm). Fruiting Body Texture: Smooth, dry, thin, and fragile. Underside: Lighter orange. Season: May to October. Habitat: Ground. Range: North America, Europe, Chile. Edibility: Some listings as Read More

Helvella lacunosa

Helvella lacunosa

Fluted Black Elfin Saddle Also known as Fluted Black Helvella, Slate Grey Saddle, and Elfin Saddle. Cap Color: Grey to Black. Cap Size: To 4″(10cm). Cap Shape: Saddle-shaped or convoluted. Cap Texture: Smooth or wrikled. Stem Color: White to black. Stem Size: To 6″(15cm). Stem Texture: Fluted with elongated holes. Season: October and November. Habitat: Read More

Verpa Bohemica

Verpa bohemica

Early Morel Also known as the Early False Morel or the Wrinkled Thimble-cap, it is one of several species known informally as a “false morel”, and one of the few that are edible. Cap Color: Yellow-brown to tan. Cap Shape: Bell or thimble-shaped to conical. Cap Texture: Dry and wrinkled with brain-like convolutions. Cap Size: Read More

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Ampulloclitocybe clavipes

Club-foot Cap Color: Brownish. Cap Size: To 4″(10cm). Cap Shape: Flat to funnel-shaped. Cap Texture: Smooth, occasionally rugged or hairy at center. Gill Color: White or creamy. Gill Morphology: Close to nearly distant, running down stem. Flesh Color: Whitish. Stem Size: To 2.75″(7cm). Stem Color: Buff or pale brownish. Stem Morphology: Often bulbous at the Read More

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Coprinopsis atramentaria

Alcohol Inky Also known as Inky Cap, Tippler’s Bane, Common Inkcap, formerly Coprinus atramentarius. Cap Color: Lead gray, grayish, or gray-brown. Cap Size: To 3.25″(8cm). Cap Shape: Bell-shaped. Cap Texture: Generally smooth, though finely scaly to slightly scruffy over the center and faintly grooved and lined. Gill Color: White to lavender when young, black at Read More

Pholiota squarrosoides

Pholiota squarrosoides

Bristly Pholiota Cap Color:Yellowish-brown to whitish underneath conspicuous tawny scales. Cap Shape: Convex becoming broadly convex or bell-shaped. Cap Texture: Sticky between sharp upright scales when dry, gelatinous under scales when wet. Cap Size: To 4″(10cm). Gills: from whitish to rusty brown without a greenish tinge. Crowded, narrow, and attached. Stem Color: Whitish, sometimes with Read More

Leccinum versipelle

Leccinum versipelle

Orange Birch Bolete The orange birch bolete is a mildly toxic mushroom, that nonetheless is harvested for food commonly in Finland. If not properly cooked, it can induce nausea and vomiting, and the mushroom’s flesh turns black when heated. Cap: bright red-brown or brick red. Cap Shape: Broadly convex. Cap Texture: Felty. Cap Size to Read More

Suillus tomentosus

Suillus tomentosus

Blue-staining Slippery Jack Cap: Yellow to yellowish-brown to orange-yellow with grayish-brownish or reddish tomentum. Covered with fine hairs that mature into brown fibrous scales. Bruises blue. Cap size: to 8″(20cm) Convex to flat. Sticky or slimy when moist. Pores also bruise blue, pore color from brown to yellow. Stalk Yellow to yellowish-brown, covered with tiny Read More