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Photo of black trumpets, dark brown vase shaped mushrooms, against fallen leaves

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

Black trumpets grow in groups of few to many on rocky, mossy hillsides in deciduous woods. They are small and blend in with the forest floor. However, when you see one, there will be more.

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

Craterellus cornucopioides (C. fallax)
The black trumpet is dark brown to black, vase- or trumpet-shaped, with a wavy margin and no gills. It grows in groups of few to many on rocky, mossy hillsides in deciduous woods.

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Black Trumpets

The upper surface texture of black trumpets can be smooth to rough and scaly.

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Black-Staining Polypore

Meripilus sumstinei (formerly M. giganteus)
The black-staining polypore grows in large, circular clusters of many fleshy, grayish yellow, fan-shaped caps, which bruise black when cut or touched. It grows on the ground around deciduous trees, especially oaks.

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Black-Staining Polypore

This fungus forms large circular clusters of many fleshy, grayish yellow, fan-shaped caps, which bruise black when cut or touched. It grows on the ground around deciduous trees, especially oaks.

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Black-Staining Polypore

This fungus grows in large circular clusters, on the ground around stumps of living deciduous trees, especially oaks. It feeds off of dead or dying trees, decomposing them and returning nutrients to the soil—an unglamorous but vital role in the ecosystem.

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Blewits

Blewit

Lepista nuda (Clitocybe nuda; Tricholoma nudum)
The blewit grows scattered in open areas, in mulch piles, and along paths. All parts of this mushroom—cap, gills and stalk—are violet to tan.

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Chanterelles

Cantharellaceae (various members of family)
Chanterelles are funnel- or trumpet-shaped and have wavy cap edges. Most are bright orange or yellow, although one, the black trumpet, is brownish black.

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Chicken of the Woods

Chicken of the Woods

Also called sulfur-colored chicken of the woods, sulfur shelf, and chicken mushroom.

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Photo of a cinnabar chanterelle, vase-shaped red-orange mushroom

Cinnabar Chanterelle

The cinnabar chanterelle is a small, reddish orange, vase-shaped mushroom with forked ridges on the underside that descend the stalk. It grows in the soil.

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