Minnesota Fungi

Kingdom Fungi

Fungi is the kingdom of living organisms that is characterized by lacking chlorophyll, feeding on dead and decaying organic matter, producing spores, and having cells with cell walls that contain chitin. The order includes mushrooms, puffballs, rusts, smuts, sac fungi, molds, yeasts, Penicillium, bread molds, and organisms that cause plant and animal diseases such as athlete’s foot and leaf spot.

While there are about 100,000 described fungi species, there are estimated to be over 1,500,000 species worldwide. According to the Bell Museum of Natural History, there are 9,000 species expected to be native to Minnesota “based on the number of vascular plant species native to the state and the ratio of fungi to vascular plants for well documented parts of Europe.”

To date, only two states have declared a state mushroom: Minnesota and Oregon. In 1984, the Minnesota legislature designated the Yellow Morel (Morchella esculentoides) as the state mushroom of Minnesota.

Recent research based on DNA comparisons have resulted in changes in taxonomic order at all levels, even the highest. Fungi are now considered to be closer to animals than plants. As a result, authoritative sources of information about fungi on the Web provide differing binomial names and lineages for the same species.



Atkinson’s Fungi


Recent Additions

Elbowpatch Crust


Elbowpatch Crust (Fomitiporia punctata) is one of many fungi that cause a disease known as canker rot. Cankers are open wounds or lesions on the trunk or a branch. With this species, the canker is takes the form of a brown “elbow patch.” It spreads flat on the surface of the substrate with no stalk or cap (resupinate). The outer (pore) surface is yellowish-brown or grayish-brown. The margins are yellowish-brown at first, eventually becoming black and cracked.

Elbowpatch Crust is a common and widespread wood decaying fungus. It occurs worldwide on every continent except Antarctica. In North America it occurs east of the Great Plains and in the Pacific Northwest. It is found in deciduous and mixed forests and woodlands. It grows on many hardwood trees and shrubs, including willow, ash, maple, plum, buckthorn, mountain ash, Siberian peashrub, and common lilac. It is usually seen on fallen trees and branches, but will also grow on live trees and shrubs. It causes white rot of sapwood and in some species also of heartwood. It can weaken a tree making it a hazard to buildings and people.

  Elbowpatch Crust  
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Mossy Maze Polypore


Mossy Maze Polypore (Cerrena unicolor) is a widespread and very common bracket fungi. It occurs in Europe and Asia, and throughout North and Central America. In the United States it is common east of the Great Plains, uncommon in the Pacific northwest, and absent elsewhere. In Minnesota it is very common in the eastern half of the state, uncommon to absent in the western half. It is found year round in deciduous and mixed forests, on dead hardwood stumps and logs.

When growing on the underside of a log it looks like a pore surface that has lost its cap. When on the top or side of a log or stump it produces a semi-circular shelf-like or bracket-like cap. The upper surface is whitish to brownish or dark brown, but is often green due to a covering of algae. It has a broad pale margin and is densely hairy, sometimes velvety.

The pore surface is whitish when young, becoming smoky gray at maturity. The pores are slotted, maze-like. The flesh is leathery, tough and inedible.

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Purple Jellydisc


Purple Jellydisc (Ascocoryne sarcoides or Ascocoryne cylichnium) is a widespread and common fungus. It occurs from Maine to Minnesota, south to Illinois and Georgia, on the West Coast, and in adjacent Canadian provinces. It is uncommon in Minnesota, where it is at the western edge of its range. It is found in the fall grouped or clustered in deciduous forests and woodlands on well-rotted hardwood stumps and logs.

When young, Purple Jellydisc is a lumpy, irregular, gelatinous, purple or wine-red mass up to 8 across. It appears brain-like and looks like a jelly fungus. As it ages the lobes flatten out into 3 16 to (5 to 22 mm) wide disc-shaped or cup-shaped fruiting bodies. When mature, it looks like a disc fungus. There is no stem but there is sometimes a short, poorly-defined, stem-like base.

Some authors claim that Ascocoryne cylichnium is more often disc-like than Ascocoryne sarcoides. Most authors agree that the two species can only be differentiated with certainty by examining the spores microscopically. Both species have been reported in Minnesota.

  Purple Jellydisc  
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Eyelash Cup


Eyelash Cup (Scutellinia scutellata) is a small, common, very widespread, cup fungus. It is small for a fungus but large for a Scutellinia. It has a worldwide distribution, occurring on every continent except Greenland. It is common in Minnesota. It is easy to recognize but easily overlooked due to its small size. It is found from spring through fall, in small groups or larger clusters, usually soon after a rain. It grows on well rotted wood.

When it first appears it is nearly spherical and bright red to scarlet or orange. As it grows it spreads out into a shallow cup. Mature specimens are flat, disk-like, and up to in diameter. Around the margin there is a fringe of dark, eyelash-like hairs. The underside is covered with shorter dark hairs. It is edible but too small and insubstantial to bother with collecting.

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Dyer’s Polypore


Dyer’s Polypore (Phaeolus schweinitzii) is one of the most common large polypores in coniferous forests throughout North America. It is used to prepare fabric dyes of various colors, but is also a significant pest to the timber industry in western United States.

The fruiting body is a large, bracket-shaped polypore (conk). It usually appears on the ground as a rosette or an overlapping tier of brackets at or near the base of a large coniferous tree. In Minnesota it is most common on white pine. It attacks the living roots and the heartwood of older trees, causing the disease called red-brown butt rot. The lower 10 to 20 feet of the trunk, the most valuable part for the timber industry, is weakened or hollowed, making the tree susceptible to falling over. On young trees the fungus causes root rot which is also fatal.

The cap is 2 to 12 wide and circular when growing on the ground, semicircular or fan-shaped when on a trunk. When young it is soft, spongy, light brownish-yellow to orange, and densely covered with velvety hairs. As it ages it becomes hard, less hairy, and turns dark brown from the center outwards. Older specimens are brittle and dark brown or black, looking something like a cow pie. It is probably poisonous.

  Dyer’s Polypore  
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Other Recent Additions

Green Wood Cup (Chlorociboria aeruginascens)

Pinwheel Mushrooms (Family Marasmiaceae)

Butter Waxcap (Hygrocybe ceracea)

Boletes (Family Boletaceae)

Hare’s Ear (Otidea onotica)

False Chanterelle (Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca

  Butter Waxcap  
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This list includes only fungi that have been recorded in Minnesota, but not all of the fungi found in Minnesota.

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Aborted Entoloma (Entoloma abortivum)


Almond-scented Russula (Russula fragrantissima)


Almond-scented Russula (Russula grata)


Amber Jelly Fungus (Exidia recisa)

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American Eastern Yellow Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria var. guessowii)


America Saffron Ringless Amanita (Amanita pseudocrocea)


Angels Wings (Pleurocybella porrigens)


Apricot Jelly fungus (Tremiscus helvelloides)


Arched Earthstar (Geastrum fornicatum)

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Artist’s Conk (Ganoderma applanatum)


Ash Rust (Puccinia sparganioidis)


Ashen Chanterelle (Cantharellus cinereus)


Ash-tree Bolete (Gyrodon merulioides)

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Aspen Bolete (Leccinum insigne)


Aspen Bracket (Phellinus tremulae)


Aspen Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus populinus)

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Atkinson’s Fungi (Cortinarius atkinsonianus)


Barley Powdery Mildew (Blumeria graminis)


Bay Cup (Peziza badia)


Beaked Earthstar (Geastrum pectinatum)


Bear Lentinus (Lentinellus ursinus)

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Bear’s Head Tooth (Hericium americanum)


Bearded Fieldcap (Agrocybe molesta)

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Beautiful Russula (Russula pulchra)


Beech Mushroom (Hypsizygus tessulatus)


Beefsteak Polypore (Fistulina hepatica)


Benzoin Bracket (Ischnoderma benzoinum)


Benzoin Bracket (Ischnoderma benzoinum)


Bicolored Bracket (Gloeoporus dichrous)


Bicolored Russula (Russula bicolor)


Birch Brittlegill (Russula betularum)

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Birch Polypore (Fomitopsis betulina)


Bitter Bolete (Tylopilus felleus)

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Black Knot (Apiosporina morbosa)


Black Morel (Morchella elata)

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Black Trumpet (Craterellus fallax)


Black Witches’ Butter (Exidia glandulosa)

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Blackening Russula (Russula albonigra)


Blackening Brittlegill (Russula nigricans)


Blackish-red Russula (Russula vinacea)


Bleeding Bonnet (Mycena sanguinolenta)


Bleeding Fairy Helmet (Mycena haematopus)


Blonde, Hairy Inocybe (Inocybe mixtilis)


Blood Red Russula (Russula rosacea)


Bloody Brittlegill (Russula sanguinea)


Blue Chanterelle (Polyozellus multiplex)


Blue Cheese Polypore (Tyromyces caesius)


Blue Edge Pinkgill (Entoloma serrulatum)

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Blue Tooth (Hydnellum caeruleum)


Blue-green Cracking Russula (Russula parvovirescens)


Blushing Milkcap (Lactarius controversus)


Blushing Wood Mushroom (Agaricus haemorrhoidarius)


bolete (Boletus subcaerulescens)

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Boletes (Family Boletaceae)

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bracket fungus (Trametes pubescens)


Brick Cap (Hypholoma lateritium)


Brittle Cinder (Kretzschmaria deusta)


brittlegill (Russula amoenicolor)


brittlegill (Russula aurata)


brittlegill (Russula cerolens)


brittlegill (Russula cinerascens)


brittlegill (Russula flavisiccans)


brittlegill (Russula foetentula)


brittlegill (Russula michiganensis)


brittlegill (Russula pulverulenta)


brittlegill (Russula romagnesiana)


brittlegill (Russula squalida)

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Brittlegills (Russula spp.)


brittlestem (Psathyrella cystidiosa)


brittlestem (Psathyrella rhodospora)


brittlestem (Russula flavisiccans)


Brown Beech Mushroom (Hypsizygus tessellatus)

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Brown Funnel Polypore (Coltricia perennis)


Brown Goblet (Arrhenia epichysium)


Brown-toothed Crust Fungus (Hydnoporia olivacea)


Bulbous Fiber Cap (Inocybe napipes)


Bulbous Honey Fungus (Armillaria gallica)

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Butter Waxcap (Hygrocybe ceracea)


Butterball (Suillus weaverae)


Butternut Canker (Sirococcus clavigignenti-juglandacearum)


Camembert Brittlegill (Russula amoenolens)


Candlesnuff Fungus (Xylaria hypoxylon)

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Cedar-apple Rust (Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae)

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Cedar-hawthorn Rust (Gymnosporangium globosum)


Cedar-quince Rust (Gymnosporangium clavipes)


Celandine Lactarius (Lactarius chelidonium)


Ceratocystis Canker of Bitternut Hickory (Ceratocystis smalleyi)

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Chaga (Inonotus obliquus)

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Chanterelle (Cantharellus cibarius)


Charcoal Burner (Russula cyanoxantha)


Cherry Leaf Spot (Blumeriella jaapii)


Chestnut Bolete (Gyroporus castaneus)

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Chicken Fat Mushroom (Suillus americanus)

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Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus sulphureus)


Chocolate Milky (Lactarius lignyotus)

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Choke Disease of Grasses (Epichloe typhina)


Chrome-footed Bolete (Harrya chromapes)

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Cinnabar Polypore (Trametes cinnabarina)


Cinnamon Bracket (Hapalopilus nidulans)


Clouded Funnel (Clitocybe nebularis)


Clustered Bonnet (Mycena inclinata)


Collared Earthstar (Geastrum triplex)


Collared Parachute (Marasmius rotula)

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Common Bird’s Nest (Crucibulum laeve)


Common Earthball (Scleroderma citrinum)


Common Fiber Vase (Thelephora terrestris)


Common Funnel (Clitocybe gibba)


Common Grey Disco (Mollisia cinerea)


Common Milkcap (Lactarius fuliginellus)

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Common Puffball (Lycoperdon perlatum)

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Common Stinkhorn (Phallus impudicus)


conecap (Conocybe siennophylla)


Confusing Bolete (Strobilomyces confusus)


Conical Brittlestem (Parasola conopilus)


Conifer Mazegill (Gloeophyllum sepiarium)


Copper Brittlegill (Russula decolorans)

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Coral Tooth Fungus (Hericium coralloides)


Crimped Gill (Plicaturopsis crispa)


Crowded Brittlegill (Russula densifolia)

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Crowded Parchment (Stereum complicatum)


Crown Fungus (Sarcosphaera crassa)


Crowned Earthstar (Geastrum coronatum)

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Crown-tipped Coral (Artomyces pyxidatus)


Crystal Brain Fungus (Myxarium nucleatum)


Curtis’s Puffball (Vascellum curtisii)


Cytospora Canker (Valsa sordida)


Daisy Earthstar (Geastrum floriforme)


Dark Dapperling (Lepiota atrodisca)


Dark Fieldcap (Cyclocybe erebia)


Dark-stalked Bolete (Leccinum atrostipitatum)

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Dead Man’s Fingers (Xylaria polymorpha)


Dead Man’s Foot (Pisolithus tinctorius)


Deadly Galerina (Galerina autumnalis)


Deadly Inocybe (Inocybe rimosa)


Deadly Parasol (lepiota josserandii)


Death Cap (Amanita phalloides)


Deep Root Mushroom (Hymenopellis radicata)

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Deer Mushroom (Pluteus cervinus)


Depressed Hedgehog (Hydnum umbilicatum)


Devil's Dipstick (Mutinus elegans)

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Devil’s Stinkhorn (Phallus rubicundus)

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Devil’s Urn (Urnula craterium)


Dog Stinkhorn (Mutinus caninus)

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Dryad’s Saddle (Cerioporus squamosus)


Dune Stinkhorn (Phallus hadriani)


Dung Roundhead (Protostropharia semiglobata)


Dung-loving Bird’s Nest (Cyathus stercoreus)

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Dyer’s Polypore (Phaeolus schweinitzii)


Early Morel (Verpa bohemica)

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Eastern North American Destroying Angel (Amanita bisporigera)

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Elbowpatch Crust (Fomitiporia punctata)

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Elderberry Rust (Puccinia bolleyana)

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Elm Oyster (Hypsizygus ulmarius)


Emetic Russula (Russula silvicola)

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Entomosporium Leaf Spot (Diplocarpon mespili)

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Eyelash Cup (Scutellinia scutellata)


Faba Bean Rust (Uromyces viciae-fabae)

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Fairy Fingers (Clavaria fragilis)


Fairy Ring Marasmius (Marasmius oreades)

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False Chanterelle (Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca)

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False Coral Fungus (Tremellodendron pallidum)

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False Morel (Gyromitra esculenta)


false morrel (Gyromitra ambigua)


false morrel (Gyromitra fastigiata)

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False Tinder Fungus (Phellinus igniarius)

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False Turkey Tail (Stereum ostrea)


Fan-shaped Jelly Fungus (Dacryopinax spathularia)


fiber cap (Inocybe fuscomarginata)


Fire Blight (Erwinia amylovora)


Firerug Inkcap (Coprinellus domesticus)


Fishbiscuit Russula (Russula compacta)

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Flame Shield (Pluteus aurantiorugosus)


Flat Crep (Crepidotus applanatus)


Fleecy Milky Cap (Lactarius subvellereus)

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Flowery Blewit (Lepista irina)


Fluted Bird’s Nest (Crucibulum striatus)


Fluted Bird's Nest Fungus (Cyathus striatus)


Fluted White Elfin Saddle (Helvella crispa)

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Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria)


Fool’s Conecap (Conocybe filaris)


Four-rayed Earthstar (Geastrum quadrifidum)


Fragile Brittlegill (Russula fragilis)


Fragrant Inocybe (Inocybe pyriodora)


Freckled Dapperling (Lepiota aspera)

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Fried Chicken Mushroom (Lyophyllum decastes)


Frost’s Amanita (Amanita frostiana)


Funeral Bell (Galerina marginata)


fungus (Melanomma subdispersum)


funnel (Clitocybe subconnexa)

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Gabled False Morel (Gyromitra brunnea)


Gem-Studded Amanita (Amanita gemmata)

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Giant Puffball (Calvatia gigantea)

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Gilled Polypore (Trametes betulina)


Golden Cap (Cystoderma aureum)

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Golden Coral Fungus (Ramaria aurea)


Golden Ear (Tremella aurantia)

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Golden Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus citrinopileatus)


Golden Pholiota (Pholiota aurivella)


Golden Waxy Cap (Hygrocybe flavescens)


Goldenhaired Inkcap (Parasola auricoma)


Goldenrod Rust (Coleosporium solidaginis)


Goldleaf Shield (Pluteus romellii)

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Gray False Death Cap (Amanita citrina var. grisea)


Green Beetle Hanger (Hesperomyces virescens)


Green Brittlegill (Russula aeruginea)


Green Mould of Narcissus (Trichoderma viride)


Green Quilt Russula (Russula crustosa)

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Green Wood Cup (Chlorociboria aeruginascens)


Green’s Polypore (Coltricia montagnei)


Green-spored Parasol (Chlorophyllum molybdites)

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Hairy Bracket (Trametes hirsuta)

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Hairy Curtain Crust (Stereum hirsutum)


Hairy Earth Tongues (Trichoglossum sp.)


Hairy Milkcap (Lactarius villosus)

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Hairy Oyster Mushroom (Panus neostrigosus)

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Handsome Club (Clavulinopsis laeticolor)

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Hare’s Ear (Otidea onotica)

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Hare’s Foot Inkcap (Coprinopsis lagopus)

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Hen of the Woods (Grifola frondosa)

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Hexagonal-pored Polypore (Neofavolus alveolaris)

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Hintapink (Russula paludosa)

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Honey Mushroom (Armillaria mellea group)


Hooded False Morel (Gyromitra infula)


Horn of Plenty (Craterellus cornucopioides)

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Hygroscopic Earthstar (Astraeus hygrometricus)

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Indigo Milk Cap (Lactarius indigo)


inkcap (Coprinopsis coniophora)

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Inky Mushroom (Agaricus moelleri)


Jack-in-the-Pulpit Rust (Uromyces ari-triphylli)

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Jack-o’-Lantern Mushroom (Omphalotus illudens)


Jelly Ear Fungus (Auricularia auricula-judae)

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King Alfred’s Cakes (Daldinia concentrica)


knight (Tricholoma odorum)


Lacquered Bracket (Ganoderma lucidum)

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Late Oyster Mushroom (Sarcomyxa serotina)


Lavender False Death Cap (Amanita citrina var. lavendula)


Lead-grey Puffball (Bovista plumbea)


Leaf Spot (Cerospora xanthoxyli)

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Leafy Brain (Phaeotremella foliacea)


Lilac Bonnet (Mycena pura)


Lilac Fibrecap (Inocybe lilacina)


Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus)


Lizard’s Claw Mushroom (Lysurus cruciatus)

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Lobster Mushroom (Hypomyces lactifluorum)

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Long-spined Puffball (Lycoperdon pulcherrimum)


Loose Smut (Ustilago syntherismae)


Lurid Bolete (Boletus luridus)


Mayapple Rust (Allodus podophylli)


Meadow Mushroom (Agaricus campestris)

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Mica Cap (Coprinellus micaceus)


milk cap (Lactarius maculatus)


Milk-white Brittlegill (Russula delica)

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Milk-white Toothed Polypore (Irpex lacteus)

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Mossy Maze Polypore (Cerrena unicolor)


Mottlegills (Panaeolus spp.)


Mower’s Mushroom (Panaeolus foenisecii)


Mustard Yellow Polypore (Fuscoporia gilva)


Mycosphaerella Leaf Spot (Mycosphoerello effiguroto)


Netted Fieldcap (Bolbitius reticulatus)

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Northern Tooth (Climacodon septentrionalis)


Nut Disco (Hymenoscyphus fructigenus)

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Oak Anthracnose (Apiognomonia errabunda)

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Oak Leaf Blister (Taphrina caerulescens)


Oak Mazegill (Daedalea quercina)


Oak Wilt (Ceratocystis fagacearum)


Oakbug Milkcap (Lactarius quietus)


Oak-loving Gymnopus (Gymnopus dryophilus)

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Oat Crown Rust (Puccinia coronata f. sp. avenae)


Ochre Brittlegill (Russula ochroleuca)

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Old Man of the Woods (Strobilomyces strobilaceus)


Orange Bonnet (Mycena acicula)


Orange Earthtongue (Microglossum rufum)


Orange Eyelash Cup (Scutellinia erinaceus)


Orange Jelly Spot (Dacrymyces chrysospermus)


Orange Mycena (Mycena leaiana)

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Orange Peel Fungus (Aleuria aurantia)


Orange Rust of Raspberries (Gymnoconia interstitialis)

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Orange-gilled Waxy Cap (Humidicutis marginata var. marginata)


orange-yellow rust fungus (Aecidium impatientis)

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Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus)


Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus spp.)

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Painted Suillus (Suillus spraguei)


Pale Brittlestem (Candolleomyces candolleanus)


Pale Brittlestem (Psathyrella candolleana)


Panther Cap (Amanita pantherina var. pantherina)

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Parrot Mushroom (Gliophorus psittacinus)


Patrician Deer Mushroom (Pluteus petasatus)


Peach-colored Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria var. persicina)

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Pear-shaped Puffball (Lycoperdon pyriforme)

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Peeling Puffball (Lycoperdon marginatum)


Peppery Milk Cap (Lactifluus piperatus)

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Persistent Waxcap (Hygrocybe acutoconica)

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Phomopsis gall on hickory (Phomopsis spp.)


Phyllosticta Leaf Spot (Mycosphoerello fraxinicola)


Pinkgills (Entoloma spp.)


Pinkish-orange Pholiota (Pholiota astragalina)

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Pinwheel Mushrooms (Family Marasmiaceae)


Pleated Inkcap (Parasola plicatilis)


Pleated Pluteus (Pluteus longistriatus)

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Plum Pocket (Taphrina communis)


Poisonpie (Hebeloma dunense)


Poplar Pholiota (Hemipholiota populnea)


Powder-scale Pholiota (Flammulaster erinaceellus)


Powdery Mildew (Order Erysiphales)


Powdery Mildew (Phyllactinia guttata)


Primrose Brittlegill (Russula sardonia)

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Purple Bordered Leaf Spot (Phyllosticta minima)

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Purple Jellydisc (Ascocoryne sarcoides)

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Purple-bloom Russula (Russula mariae)

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Purple-gilled Laccaria (Laccaria ochropurpurea)

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Purple-spored Puffball (Calvatia cyathiformis)


Purslane White Rust (Wilsoniana portulacae)


Rare Spring Sedge Smut (Schizonella melanogramma)

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Ravenel’s Stinkhorn (Phallus ravenelii)


Red Chanterelle (Cantharellus cinnabarinus)


Red-banded Polypore (Fomitopsis pinicola)


Redhead Russula (Russula rhodocephala)

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Resinous Polypore (Ischnoderma resinosum)


Ringed Cone Head (Pholiotina rugosa)


Rooting Polypore (Polyporus radicatus)


Rosy Brittlegill (Russula rosea)


Rounded Earthstar (Geastrum saccatum)


Ruby Dapperling (Leucoagaricus rubrotinctus)


Ruddy Puffball (Lycoperdon subincarnatum)


Russula-like Amanita (Amanita russuloides)


rust fungus (Melampsora bigelowii)


rust fungus (Uropyxis amorphae)

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Rust of Prickly Ash (Puccinia andropogonis var. xanthoxyli)


Rusty Gilled Polypore (Gloeophyllum sepiarium)


Saffron Crep (Crepidotus crocophyllus)

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Saffron Milk Cap (Lactarius deliciosus)


Sandy Laccaria (Laccaria trullissata)


Scaly Ink Cap (Coprinopsis variegata)


Scaly Rustgill (Gymnopilus sapineus)

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Scarlet Cup (Sarcoscypha austriaca)

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Scarlet Waxcap (Hygrocybe coccinea)


Scarlet Waxy Cap (Hygrocybe punicea)


Scurfy Twiglet (Tubaria furfuracea)


Septoria Leaf Spot (Septoria aceris)


Sessile Earthstar (Geastrum fimbriatum)

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Shaggy Mane (Coprinus comatus)

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Shaggy Parasol (Chlorophyllum rhacodes)


Shaggy Pholiota (Pholiota squarrosa)

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Sharp-scaly Pholiota (Pholiota squarrosoides)


Shellfish-scented Russula (Russula xerampelina)


Shield Dapperling (Lepiota clypeolaria)


Shiny Cinnamon Polypore (Coltricia cinnamomea)


Shoehorn Oyster Mushroom (Hohenbuehelia petaloides)


Shooting Star (Sphaerobolus stellatus)


Short-stemmed Russula (Russula brevipes)


Sickener Mushroom (Russula emetica)


Silky Rosegill (Volvariella bombycina)


Slender Roundhead (Leratiomyces squamosus var. thraustus)


slipery jack (Boletinus grisellus)


Slipery Jack (Suillus luteus)

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Small Stagshorn (Calocera cornea)


Small Yellow Russula (Russula lutea)

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Smoky Polypore (Bjerkandera adusta)


Smoky-gilled Hypholoma (Hypholoma capnoides)


Smooth Patch (Aleurodiscus oakesii)


Snow Fungus (Tremella fuciformis)

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Snow Morel (Gyromitra gigas)


Speckled Tar Spot (Rhytisma punctatum)


Spiny Puffball (Lycoperdon echinatum)

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Split Gill (Schizophyllum commune)


Spring Beauty Rust (Puccinia mariae-wilsoniae)


Spring Polypore (Polyporus arcularius)


Stalked Hairy Cup (Helvella chinensis)


Stalked Orange Peel Fungus (Sowerbyella rhenana)


Stalked Puffball (Tulostoma simulans)

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Stalked Scarlet Cup (Sarcoscypha occidentalis)


Stalked Stereum (Cotylidia diaphana)


Stem Canker (Diplodia natalensis)


Stinkhorns (Family Phallaceae)


Stinking Brittlegill (Russula foetens)


Stinking Dapperling (Lepiota cristata)


Striate Earthstar (Geastrum striatum)


Strict-branched Coral Fungus (Ramaria stricta)


Stripe Smut of Rye (Urocystis occulta)


Suede Bolete (Xerocomus subtomentosus)


Sulphur Knight (Tricholoma sulphureum)


Summer Bonnet (Mycena abramsii)


Summer Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus pulmonarius)

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Summit Disease (Entomophaga grylli)


Swamp Beacons (Mitrula sp.)

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Tar Spot (Rhytisma acerinum)

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Tar Spot (Rhytisma americanum)


Tar Spot (Rhytisma salicinum)


Tardy Brittlegill (Russula cessans)


Tawny Grisette (Amanita fulva)


Thiers’ amanita (Amanita thiersii)

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Thin-Walled Maze Polypore (Daedaleopsis confragosa)


Tiger Sawgill (Lentinus tigrinus)


Tiny Earthstar (Geastrum minimum)


Toothed Jelly Fungus (Pseudohydnum gelatinosum)

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Trembling Phlebia (Phlebia tremellosa)


Trooping Crumble Cap (Coprinellus disseminatus)

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True Tinder Polypore (Fomes fomentarius)


Tubakia leaf spot (Tubakia dryina)

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Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor)


Turquoise Elfcup (Chlorociboria aeruginosa)


Umbrella False Morel (Gyromitra sphaerospora)


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Variable Russula (Russula variata)


Veiled Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus dryinus)


Veined Brown Cup Fungus (Disciotis venosa)

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Velvet Foot (Flammulina velutipes)


Vermilion Waxcap (Hygrocybe miniata)


Very Dark Omphalina (Arrhenia obscurata)


Vinegar Cup (Helvella acetabulum)


Violet-pored Bracket Fungus (Trichaptum abietinum)

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Violet-toothed Polypore (Trichaptum biforme)


Viscid Brittlegill (Russula viscida)


Walnut Mycena (Mycena crocea)


White Chanterelle (Cantharellus subalbidus)

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White Cheese Polypore (Tyromyces chioneus)


White Chicken Mushroom (Laetiporus persicinus)


White Coral Jelly Fungus (Tremella reticulata)


White Dunce Cap (Conocybe apala var. lactea)

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White False Death Cap (Amanita citrina var. alba)

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White Jelly Fungus (Ductifera pululahuana)


White Mold (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum)


White-crested Scaly (Hemistropharia albocrenulata)

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White-Pored Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus cincinnatus)


Willow Mildew (Erysiphe adunca)


Willow Shield (Pluteus salicinus)


Winter Brownie (Meottomyces mutans)


Winter Polypore (Lentinus brumalis)


Winter Russula (Russula cremoricolor)

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Witch’s Hat (Hygrocybe conica)


Witches Cauldron (Sarcosoma globosum)

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Witches’ Butter (Tremella mesenterica)

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Wood Blewit (Clitocybe nuda)


Woolly Oyster (Hohenbuehelia mastrucata)


Wrinkled Crust (Phlebia radiata)

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Wrinkled Peach (Rhodotus palmatus)

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Yellow Fairy Cup Fungus (Calycina citrina)


Yellow Fieldcap (Bolbitius titubans)

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Yellow Morel (Morchella esculentoides)


Yellow Stagshorn Fungus (Calocera viscosa)


Yellow Swamp Brittlegill (Russula claroflava)


Yellowfoot (Craterellus tubaeformis)


Zoned Hairy Parachute (Crinipellis zonata)


Aecidium impatientis (orange-yellow rust fungus)

Agaricus campestris (Meadow Mushroom)

Agaricus haemorrhoidarius (Blushing Wood Mushroom)

Agaricus moelleri (Inky Mushroom)

Agrocybe molesta (Bearded Fieldcap)

Aleuria aurantia (Orange Peel Fungus)

Aleurodiscus oakesii (Smooth Patch)

Allodus podophylli (Mayapple Rust)

Amanita bisporigera (Eastern North American Destroying Angel)

Amanita citrina var. alba (White False Death Cap)

Amanita citrina var. grisea (Gray False Death Cap)

Amanita citrina var. lavendula (Lavender False Death Cap)

Amanita frostiana (Frost’s Amanita)

Amanita gemmata (Gem-Studded Amanita)

Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric)

Amanita muscaria var. guessowii (American Eastern Yellow Fly Agaric)

Amanita muscaria var. persicina (Peach-colored Fly Agaric)

Amanita pantherina var. pantherina (Panther Cap)

Amanita phalloides (Death Cap)

Amanita pseudocrocea (America Saffron Ringless Amanita)

Amanita russuloides (Russula-like Amanita)

Amanita thiersii (Thiers’ amanita)

Apiognomonia errabunda (Oak Anthracnose)

Apiosporina morbosa (Black Knot)

Armillaria mellea group (Honey Mushroom)

Arrhenia obscurata (Very Dark Omphalina)

Artomyces pyxidatus (Crown-tipped Coral)

Ascocoryne sarcoides (Purple Jellydisc)

Astraeus hygrometricus (Hygroscopic Earthstar)

Auricularia auricula-judae (Jelly Ear Fungus)

Bisporella citrina (Yellow Fairy Cup Fungus)

Bjerkandera adusta (Smoky Polypore)

Blumeria graminis (Barley Powdery Mildew)

Blumeriella jaapii (Cherry Leaf Spot)

Bolbitius reticulatus (Netted Fieldcap)

Bolbitius titubans (Yellow Fieldcap)

Boletaceae (Boletes)

Boletinus grisellus (slipery jack)

Boletus luridus (Lurid Bolete)

Boletus subcaerulescens (bolete)

Bovista plumbea (Lead-grey Puffball)

Calocera cornea (Small Stagshorn)

Calocera viscosa (Yellow Stagshorn Fungus)

Calvatia cyathiformis (Purple-spored Puffball)

Calvatia gigantea (Giant Puffball)

Candolleomyces candolleanus (Pale Brittlestem)

Cantharellus cibarius (Chanterelle)

Cantharellus cinereus (Ashen Chanterelle)

Cantharellus cinnabarinus (Red Chanterelle)

Cantharellus subalbidus (White Chanterelle)

Ceratocystis fagacearum (Oak Wilt)

Ceratocystis smalleyi (Ceratocystis Canker of Bitternut Hickory)

Cerioporus squamosus (Dryad’s Saddle)

Cerospora xanthoxyli (Leaf Spot)

Cerrena unicolor (Mossy Maze Polypore)

Chlorociboria aeruginascens (Green Wood Cup)

Chlorociboria aeruginosa (Turquoise Elfcup)

Chlorophyllum molybdites (Green-spored Parasol)

Chlorophyllum rhacodes (Shaggy Parasol)

Clavaria fragilis (Fairy Fingers)

Clavulinopsis laeticolor (Handsome Club)

Climacodon septentrionalis (Northern Tooth)

Clitocybe gibba (Common Funnel)

Clitocybe nebularis (Clouded Funnel)

Clitocybe nuda (Wood Blewit)

Clitocybe subconnexa (funnel)

Coleosporium solidaginis (Goldenrod Rust)

Coltricia montagnei (Green’s Polypore)

Coltricia perennis (Brown Funnel Polypore)

Conocybe filaris (Fool’s Conecap)

Coprinellus disseminatus (Trooping Crumble Cap)

Coprinellus domesticus (Firerug Inkcap)

Coprinellus micaceus (Mica Cap)

Coprinopsis lagopus (Hare’s Foot Inkcap)

Coprinopsis variegata (Scaly Ink Cap)

Coprinus comatus (Shaggy Mane)

Cortinarius atkinsonianus (Cort)

Craterellus cornucopioides (Horn of Plenty)

Craterellus fallax (Black Trumpet)

Craterellus tubaeformis (Yellowfoot)

Crepidotus applanatus (Flat Crep)

Crepidotus crocophyllus (Saffron Crep)

Crinipellis zonata (Zoned Hairy Parachute)

Crucibulum laeve (Common Bird’s Nest)

Crucibulum striatus (Fluted Bird’s Nest)

Cyathus stercoreus (Dung-loving Bird’s Nest)

Cyathus striatus (Fluted Bird's Nest Fungus)

Cyclocybe erebia (Dark Fieldcap)

Cystoderma aureum (Golden Cap)

Dacrymyces chrysospermus (Orange Jelly Spot)

Dacryopinax spathularia (Fan-shaped Jelly Fungus)

Daedalea quercina (Oak Mazegill)

Daedalea quercina (Thick-Walled Maze Polypore)

Daedaleopsis confragosa (Thin-Walled Maze Polypore)

Daldinia concentrica (King Alfred’s Cakes)

Diplocarpon mespili (Entomosporium Leaf Spot)

Diplodia natalensis (Stem Canker)

Disciotis venosa (Veined Brown Cup Fungus)

Ductifera pululahuana (White Jelly Fungus)

Entoloma abortivum (Aborted Entoloma)

Entoloma serrulatum (Blue Edge Pinkgill)

Entomophaga grylli (Summit Disease)

Epichloe typhina (Choke Disease of Grasses)

Erwinia amylovora (Fire Blight)

Erysiphales (Powdery Mildew)

Erysiphe adunca (Willow Mildew)

Exidia glandulosa (Black Witches’ Butter)

Exidia recisa (Amber Jelly Fungus)

Fistulina hepatica (Beefsteak Polypore)

Flammulina velutipes (Velvet Foot)

Fomes fomentarius (True Tinder Polypore)

Fomitiporia punctata (Elbowpatch Crust)

Fomitopsis betulina (Birch Polypore)

Fomitopsis pinicola (Red-banded Polypore)

Fuscoporia gilva (Mustard Yellow Polypore)

Galerina autumnalis (Deadly Galerina)

Galerina marginata (Funeral Bell)

Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk)

Ganoderma lucidum (Lacquered Bracket)

Geastrum coronatum (Crowned Earthstar)

Geastrum fimbriatum (Sessile Earthstar)

Geastrum floriforme (Daisy Earthstar)

Geastrum fornicatum (Arched Earthstar)

Geastrum minimum (Tiny Earthstar)

Geastrum pectinatum (Beaked Earthstar)

Geastrum quadrifidum (Four-rayed Earthstar)

Geastrum saccatum (Rounded Earthstar)

Geastrum striatum (Striate Earthstar)

Geastrum triplex (Collared Earthstar)

Gliophorus psittacinus (Parrot Mushroom)

Gloeophyllum sepiarium (Conifer Mazegill)

Gloeophyllum sepiarium (Rusty Gilled Polypore)

Gloeoporus dichrous (Bicolored Bracket)

Grifola frondosa (Hen of the Woods)

Gymnoconia interstitialis (Orange Rust of Raspberries)

Gymnopilus sapineus (Scaly Rustgill)

Gymnopus dryophilus (Oak-loving Gymnopus)

Gymnosporangium clavipes (Cedar-quince Rust)

Gymnosporangium globosum (Cedar-hawthorn Rust)

Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae (Cedar-apple Rust)

Gyrodon merulioides (Ash-tree Bolete)

Gyromitra ambigua (false morrel)

Gyromitra brunnea (Gabled False Morel)

Gyromitra esculenta (False Morel)

Gyromitra fastigiata (false morrel)

Gyromitra gigas (Snow Morel)

Gyromitra infula (Hooded False Morel)

Gyromitra sphaerospora (Umbrella False Morel)

Gyroporus castaneus (Chestnut Bolete)

Hapalopilus nidulans (Cinnamon Bracket)

Harrya chromapes (Chrome-footed Bolete)

Helvella chinensis (Stalked Hairy Cup)

Helvella crispa (Fluted White Elfin Saddle)

Hemipholiota populnea (Poplar Pholiota)

Hemistropharia albocrenulata (White-crested Scaly)

Hericium americanum (Bear’s Head Tooth)

Hericium coralloides (Coral Tooth Fungus)

Hericium erinaceus (Lion’s Mane)

Hesperomyces virescens (Green Beetle Hanger)

Hohenbuehelia mastrucata (Woolly Oyster)

Hohenbuehelia petaloides (Shoehorn Oyster Mushroom)

Humidicutis marginata var. marginata (Orange-gilled Waxy Cap)

Hydnellum caeruleum (Blue Tooth)

Hydnoporia olivacea (Brown-toothed Crust Fungus)

Hydnum umbilicatum (Depressed Hedgehog)

Hygrocybe ceracea (Butter Waxcap)

Hygrocybe coccinea (Scarlet Waxcap)

Hygrocybe conica (Witch’s Hat)

Hygrocybe flavescens (Golden Waxy Cap)

Hygrocybe miniata (Vermilion Waxcap)

Hygrocybe punicea (Scarlet Waxy Cap)

Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca (False Chanterelle)

Hymenopellis radicata (Deep Root Mushroom)

Hymenoscyphus fructigenus (Nut Disco)

Hypholoma capnoides (Smoky-gilled Hypholoma)

Hypholoma lateritium (Brick Cap)

Hypomyces lactifluorum (Lobster Mushroom)

Hypsizygus tessellatus (Brown Beech Mushroom)

Hypsizygus tessulatus (Beech Mushroom)

Hypsizygus ulmarius (Elm Oyster)

Inocybe lilacina (Lilac Fibrecap)

Inocybe mixtilis (Blonde, Hairy Inocybe)

Inocybe pyriodora (Fragrant Inocybe)

Inocybe rimosa (Deadly Inocybe)

Inonotus obliquus (Chaga)

Irpex lacteus (Milk-white Toothed Polypore)

Ischnoderma benzoinum (Benzoin Bracket)

Ischnoderma benzoinum (Benzoin Bracket)

Ischnoderma resinosum (Resinous Polypore)

Kretzschmaria deusta (Brittle Cinder)

Laccaria ochropurpurea (Purple-gilled Laccaria)

Laccaria trullissata (Sandy Laccaria)

Lactarius chelidonium (Celandine Lactarius)

Lactarius controversus (Blushing Milkcap)

Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milk Cap)

Lactarius fuliginellus (Common Milkcap)

Lactarius indigo (Indigo Milk Cap)

Lactarius lignyotus (Chocolate Milky)

Lactarius maculatus (milk cap)

Lactarius quietus (Oakbug Milkcap)

Lactarius subvellereus (Fleecy Milky Cap)

Lactarius villosus (Hairy Milkcap)

Lactifluus piperatus (Peppery Milk Cap)

Laetiporus cincinnatus (White-Pored Chicken of the Woods)

Laetiporus persicinus (White Chicken Mushroom)

Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken of the Woods)

Leccinum atrostipitatum (Dark-stalked Bolete)

Leccinum insigne (Aspen Bolete)

Lentinellus ursinus (Bear Lentinus)

Lentinus brumalis (Winter Polypore)

Lentinus tigrinus (Tiger Sawgill)

lepiota aspera (Freckled Dapperling)

Lepiota clypeolaria (Shield Dapperling)

Lepiota cristata (Stinking Dapperling)

lepiota josserandii (Deadly Parasol)

Lepista irina (Flowery Blewit)

Leratiomyces squamosus var. thraustus (Slender Roundhead)

Lycoperdon echinatum (Spiny Puffball)

Lycoperdon marginatum (Peeling Puffball)

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common Puffball)

Lycoperdon pulcherrimum (Long-spined Puffball)

Lycoperdon pyriforme (Pear-shaped Puffball)

Lycoperdon subincarnatum (Ruddy Puffball)

Lyophyllum decastes (Fried Chicken Mushroom)

Lysurus cruciatus (Lizard’s Claw Mushroom)

Marasmiaceae (Pinwheel Mushrooms)

Marasmius oreades (Fairy Ring Marasmius)

Marasmius rotula (Collared Parachute)

Melampsora bigelowii (rust fungus)

Melanomma subdispersum (fungus)

Microglossum rufum (Orange Earthtongue)

Mitrula sp. (Swamp Beacons)

Mollisia cinerea (Common Grey Disco)

Morchella elata (Black Morel)

Morchella esculenta (Yellow Morel)

Mutinus caninus (Dog Stinkhorn)

Mutinus elegans (Devil's Dipstick)

Mycena acicula (Orange Bonnet)

Mycena crocea (Walnut Mycena)

Mycena haematopus (Bleeding Fairy Helmet)

Mycena inclinata (Clustered Bonnet)

Mycena leaiana (Orange Mycena)

Mycena pura (Lilac Bonnet)

Mycena sanguinolenta (Bleeding Bonnet)

Mycosphoerello effiguroto (Mycosphaerella Leaf Spot)

Mycosphoerello fraxinicola (Phyllosticta Leaf Spot)

Neofavolus alveolaris (Hexagonal-pored Polypore)

Omphalotus illudens (Jack-o’-Lantern Mushroom)

Otidea onotica (Hare’s Ear)

Panaeolus spp. (Mottlegills)

Panus neostrigosus (Hairy Oyster Mushroom)

Parasola auricoma (Goldenhaired Inkcap)

Parasola conopilus (Conical Brittlestem)

Parasola plicatilis (Pleated Inkcap)

Peziza badia (Bay Cup)

Phaeolus schweinitzii (Dyer’s Polypore)

Phaeotremella foliacea (Leafy Brain)

Phallaceae (Stinkhorns)

Phallus hadriani (Dune Stinkhorn)

Phallus impudicus (Common Stinkhorn)

Phallus ravenelii (Ravenel’s Stinkhorn)

Phallus rubicundus (Devil’s Stinkhorn)

Phellinus igniarius (False Tinder Fungus)

Phellinus tremulae (Aspen Bracket)

Phlebia radiata (Wrinkled Crust)

Phlebia tremellosa (Trembling Phlebia)

Pholiota astragalina (Pinkish-orange Pholiota)

Pholiota aurivella (Golden Pholiota)

Pholiota squarrosa (Shaggy Pholiota)

Pholiota squarrosoides (Sharp-scaly Pholiota)

Pholiotina rugosa (Ringed Cone Head)

Phomopsis spp. (Phomopsis gall on hickory)

Phyllactinia guttata (Powdery Mildew)

Phyllosticta minima (Purple Bordered Leaf Spot)

Pisolithus tinctorius (Dead Man’s Foot)

Pleurocybella porrigens (Angels Wings)

Pleurotus citrinopileatus (Golden Oyster Mushroom)

Pleurotus dryinus (Veiled Oyster Mushroom)

Pleurotus ostreatus (Oyster Mushroom)

Pleurotus populinus (Aspen Oyster Mushroom)

Pleurotus pulmonarius (Summer Oyster Mushroom)

Pleurotus spp. (Oyster Mushrooms)

Plicaturopsis crispa (Crimped Gill)

Pluteus aurantiorugosus (Flame Shield)

Pluteus cervinus (Deer Mushroom)

Pluteus longistriatus (Pleated Pluteus)

Pluteus petasatus (Patrician Deer Mushroom)

Pluteus romellii (Goldleaf Shield)

Pluteus salicinus (Willow Shield)

Polyozellus multiplex (Blue Chanterelle)

Polyporus arcularius (Spring Polypore)

Polyporus radicatus (Rooting Polypore)

Protostropharia semiglobata (Dung Roundhead)

Psathyrella candolleana (Pale Brittlestem)

Psathyrella cystidiosa (brittlestem)

Psathyrella rhodospora (brittlestem)

Pseudohydnum gelatinosum (Toothed Jelly Fungus)

Puccinia andropogonis var. xanthoxyli (Rust of Prickly Ash)

Puccinia bolleyana (Elderberry Rust)

Puccinia coronata f. sp. avenae (Oat Crown Rust)

Puccinia mariae-wilsoniae (Spring Beauty Rust)

Puccinia sparganioidis (Ash Rust)

Ramaria aurea (Golden Coral Fungus)

Ramaria stricta (Strict-branched Coral Fungus)

Rhodotus palmatus (Wrinkled Peach)

Rhytisma acerinum (Tar Spot)

Rhytisma americanum (Tar Spot)

Rhytisma punctatum (Speckled Tar Spot)

Rhytisma salicinum (Tar Spot)

Russula aeruginea (Green Russula)

Russula albonigra (Blackening Russula)

Russula amoenicolor (brittlegill)

Russula amoenolens (Camembert Brittlegill)

Russula aurata (brittlegill)

Russula betularum (Birch Brittlegill)

Russula bicolor (Bicolored Russula)

Russula brevipes (Short-stemmed Russula)

Russula cerolens (brittlegill)

Russula cessans (Tardy Brittlegill)

Russula cinerascens (brittlegill)

Russula claroflava (Yellow Swamp Brittlegill)

Russula compacta (Fishbiscuit Russula)

Russula cremoricolor (Winter Russula)

Russula crustosa (Green Quilt Russula)

Russula cyanoxantha (Charcoal Burner)

Russula cyanoxantha var. variata (Charcoal Burner)

Russula decolorans (Copper Brittlegill)

Russula delica (Milk-white Brittlegill)

Russula densifolia (Crowded Brittlegill)

Russula emetica (Sickener Muashroom)

Russula flavisiccans (brittlestem)

Russula foetens (Stinking Brittlegill)

Russula foetentula (brittlegill)

Russula fragilis (Fragile Brittlegill)

Russula fragrantissima (Almond-scented Russula)

Russula grata (Almond-scented Russula)

Russula lutea (Small Yellow Russula)

Russula mariae (Purple-bloom Russula)

Russula michiganensis (brittlegill)

Russula nigricans (Blackening Brittlegill)

Russula ochroleuca (Ochre Brittlegill)

Russula paludosa (Hintapink)

Russula parvovirescens (Blue-green Cracking Russula)

Russula pulchra (Beautiful Russula)

Russula pulverulenta (brittlegill)

Russula rhodocephala (Redhead Russula)

Russula romagnesiana (brittlegill)

Russula rosacea (Blood Red Russula)

Russula rosea (Rosy Brittlegill)

Russula sanguinea (Bloody Brittlegill)

Russula sardonia (Primrose Brittlegill)

Russula silvicola (Emetic Russula)

Russula spp. (Brittlegills)

Russula squalida (brittlegill)

Russula variata (Variable Russula)

Russula vinacea (Blackish-red Russula)

Russula viscida (Viscid Brittlegill)

Russula xerampelina (Shellfish-scented Russula)

Sarcomyxa serotina (Late Oyster Mushroom)

Sarcoscypha austriaca (Scarlet Cup)

Sarcoscypha occidentalis (Stalked Scarlet Cup)

Sarcosoma globosum (Witches Cauldron)

Sarcosphaera crassa (Crown Fungus)

Schizonella melanogramma (Rare Spring Sedge Smut)

Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill)

Scleroderma citrinum (Common Earthball)

Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (White Mold)

Scutellinia erinaceus (Orange Eyelash Cup)

Scutellinia scutellata (Eyelash Cup)

Septoria aceris (Septoria Leaf Spot)

Sirococcus clavigignenti-juglandacearum (Butternut Canker)

Sowerbyella rhenana (Stalked Orange Peel Fungus)

Sphaerobolus stellatus (Shooting Star)

Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment)

Stereum hirsutum (Hairy Curtain Crust)

Stereum ostrea (False Turkey Tail)

Strobilomyces confusus (Confusing Bolete)

Strobilomyces strobilaceus (Old Man of the Woods)

Suillus americanus (Chicken Fat Mushroom)

Suillus luteus (Slipery Jack)

Suillus spraguei (Painted Suillus)

Suillus weaverae (Butterball)

Taphrina caerulescens (Oak Leaf Blister)

Taphrina communis (Leaf Curl)

Taphrina communis (Plum Pocket)

Trametes betulina (Gilled Polypore)

Trametes cinnabarina (Cinnabar Polypore)

Trametes hirsuta (Hairy Bracket)

Trametes pubescens (bracket fungus)

Trametes versicolor (Turkey Tail)

Tremella aurantia (Golden Ear)

Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus)

Tremella mesenterica (Witches’ Butter)

Tremella reticulata (White Coral Jelly Fungus)

Tremellodendron pallidum (False Coral Fungus)

Tremiscus helvelloides (Apricot Jelly fungus)

Trichaptum abietinum (Violet-pored Bracket Fungus)

Trichaptum biforme (Violet-toothed Polypore)

Trichoderma viride (Green Mould of Narcissus)

Trichoglossum sp. (Hairy Earth Tongues)

Tricholoma odorum (knight)

Tricholoma sulphureum (Sulphur Knight)

Tubakia dryina (Tubakia leaf spot)

Tubaria furfuracea (Scurfy Twiglet)

Tulostoma simulans (Stalked Puffball)

Tylopilus felleus (Bitter Bolete)

Tyromyces caesius (Blue Cheese Polypore)

Tyromyces chioneus (White Cheese Polypore)

Urnula craterium (Devil’s Urn)

Urocystis occulta (Stripe Smut of Rye)

Uromyces ari-triphylli (Jack-in-the-Pulpit Rust)

Uromyces viciae-fabae (Faba Bean Rust)

Ustilago syntherismae (Loose Smut)

Valsa sordida (Cytospora Canker)

Vascellum curtisii (Curtis’s Puffball)

Verpa bohemica (Early Morel)

Wilsoniana portulacae (Purslane White Rust)

Xerocomus subtomentosus (Suede Bolete)

Xylaria hypoxylon (Candlesnuff Fungus)

Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man’s Fingers)





Aborted Entoloma

American Eastern Yellow Fly Agaric





Artist’s Conk

Aspen Bolete

Atkinson’s Fungi

Bear’s Head Tooth

Beautiful Russula








Birch Polypore

Blackening Russula

Black Knot

Black Trumpet









Blue Tooth

Bolete (Family Boletaceae)

Brittlegill (Russula sp.)













Brittlegill (Russula sp.)

Brown Funnel Polypore

Butter Waxcap

Cedar-apple Rust

Cedar-hawthorn Rust



Chicken Fat Mushroom

Chicken of the Woods

Choke Disease of Grasses

Cinnabar Polypore

Common Bird’s Nest

Common Puffball

Common Stinkhorn

Coral Tooth Fungus

Crowded Parchment

Crown-tipped Coral

Dead Man’s Fingers

Deer Mushroom

Devil’s Stinkhorn

Devil’s Urn

Dryad’s Saddle

Dyer’s Polypore

Eastern North American Destroying Angel

Elbowpatch Crust

Elderberry Rust

Elm Oyster

Entomosporium Leaf Spot

Eyelash Cup

Fairy Fingers

False Chanterelle

False Coral Fungus

False Morel

False Tinder Fungus

False Turkey Tail

Fan-shaped Jelly Fungus

Flame Shield

Flowery Blewit

Fly Agaric

Fried Chicken Mushroom

Gabled False Morel

Giant Puffball

Gilled Polypore

Golden Coral Fungus

Golden Oyster Mushroom

Gray False Death Cap

Green Wood Cup

Hairy Bracket

Hairy Curtain Crust

Hairy Oyster Mushroom

Handsome Club

Hare’s Ear

Hare’s Foot Inkcap

Hen of the Woods

Hexagonal-pored Polypore

Honey Mushroom

Hygroscopic Earthstar

Indigo Milk Cap

Inky Mushroom

Jack-o’-Lantern Mushroom

King Alfred’s Cakes

Late Oyster Mushroom

Leafy Brain

Lobster Mushroom

Long-spined Puffball

Mica Cap

Milk-white Toothed Polypore

Mossy Maze Polypore

Northern Tooth

Oak Anthracnose

Oak Leaf Blister

Oat Crown Rust

Old Man of the Woods

Orange Peel Fungus

Orange-gilled Waxy Cap

Oyster Mushroom

Painted Suillus

Parrot Mushroom

Pear-shaped Puffball

Peeling Puffball

Persistent Waxcap

Phomopsis gall on hickory

Pinwheel Mushroom (Family Marasmiaceae)

Plum Pocket

Purple Bordered Leaf Spot

Purple Jellydisc

Purple-bloom Russula

Purple-gilled Laccaria

Purple-spored Puffball

Ravenel’s Stinkhorn

Resinous Polypore

Rust of Prickly Ash

Scarlet Cup

Scarlet Waxcap

Scarlet Waxy Cap

Shaggy Mane

Shaggy Parasol

Sharp-scaly Pholiota












Small Stagshorn

Smoky Polypore

Snow Morel

Split Gill




Stalked Scarlet Cup















Summit Disease

Tar Spot (Rhytisma americanum)

Thin-Walled Maze Polypore

Trembling Phlebia

True Tinder Polypore

Turkey Tail

Velvet Foot

Violet-toothed Polypore

White Cheese Polypore

White False Death Cap

White Jelly Fungus

White-Pored Chicken of the Woods

Witch’s Hat

Witches’ Butter

Wood Blewit

Wrinkled Peach

Yellow Fairy Cup Fungus

Yellow Morel




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