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Photo of beefsteak polypore, a rust-colored bracket fungus growing on tree base

Beefsteak Polypore

Fistulina hepatica
The beefsteak polypore is a thick, semicircular, reddish or rusty, gelatinous bracket with a pinkish yellow underside. It grows at the base of living oaks and on stumps.

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Photo of beefsteak polypore, pored bracket fungus, shown upside-down

Beefsteak Polypore (Underside)

The cap is semicircular or spoon-shaped. The pores are circular; whitish, becoming reddish brown. The spore-producing tubes are very small and closely packed but do not touch each other. The stalk (if present) is very short and thick, broad, then tapered.

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Photo of Berkeley's polypore, a whitish rosette mushroom

Berkeley's Polypore

Berkeley's polypore grows in rosettes or clusters of fleshy, cream-colored caps, with whitish pores that descend the stalk. Look for them on the ground near the bases of trees. This picture shows an older specimen.

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Photo of a Berkeley's polypore, a yellow rosette-shapped cluster of mushrooms

Berkeley's Polypore

The Berkeley's polypore grows in one or more large clusters, on the ground near the bases of deciduous trees, especially oaks.

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Photo of Berkeley's polypore, fresh, young specimen.

Berkeley’s Polypore

This fresh Berkeley’s polypore is young enough to be harvested. When mature, Berkeley’s polypores become too tough to eat. Many mushrooms change appearance dramatically as they mature, making it important to collect them more than once to get an accurate identification.

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Photo of Berkeley's polypore, fresh, young specimen.

Berkeley’s Polypore

Bondarzewia berkeleyi
Berkeley’s polypore grows in rosettes or clusters of fleshy, cream-colored caps, with whitish pores that descend the stalk. Look for them on the ground near the bases of trees.

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Photograph of a black morel mushroom

Black Morel

The black morel is a prized edible mushroom. It has a honeycombed cap with black to brownish black ridges and yellowish brown pits. It is completely hollow and grows in the spring.

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Photograph of a black morel mushroom

Black Morel

Morchella angusticeps (formerly M. elata)
The black morel is a prized edible mushroom. It has a honeycombed cap with black to brownish black ridges and yellowish brown pits. It is completely hollow and grows in the spring.

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Photograph of several black morel mushrooms with one split in half

Black Morels

Black morels can have weird shapes, but all have a honeycombed cap with black to brownish black ridges and yellowish brown pits. They are also completely hollow.

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

Black Trumpet (Horn of Plenty; Black Chanterelle; Trumpet of the Dead)

The black trumpet is dark brown to black, vase- or trumpet-shaped, with a wavy margin and no gills.

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