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A Story with a Morel

I know only two things about morels for certain.

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Photo of an alcohol inky mushroom cut in half lengthwise.

Alcohol Inky

Coprinopsis atramentaria (formerly Coprinus atramentarius)
The alcohol inky has a gray-brown, bell-shaped, radially lined cap and inky gills. It grows in clusters on the ground, usually near rotting or buried wood.

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Photo of an alcohol inky mushroom cut in half lengthwise.

Alcohol Inky (Cut in Half)

The gills of the alcohol inky start out whitish, but they begin to turn black and liquefy in a matter of hours.

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Photo of an alcohol inky mushroom, older specimen, with deliquescing edges.

Alcohol Inky (Deliquescing)

The “inky” part of this mushroom’s common name comes from the fact that the gills turn to black inky liquid as they mature.

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Photo of two alcohol inky mushrooms emerging from the ground.

Alcohol Inky (Young Specimens)

The alcohol inky gets its name from the fact that if you eat this mushroom up to three days before or after consuming alcohol, you’ll probably get very sick.

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Photo of an unknown amanita mushroom with a yellow cap

Amanita (Unknown Species)

Eating only a tiny amount of a poisonous amanita species can be deadly. Experienced mushroom hunters avoid amanitas for this reason. Identification can be difficult. Don't eat any parasol-shaped mushrooms with white gills. Several experienced mushroom hunters asked to identify the one in this picture cannot say for sure what it is.

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Photo of a blusher, a tan gilled mushroom, showing injured spot turning rust red

Amanitas

Amanita spp. (about 600 species, worldwide)
This large group of mushrooms accounts for 90 percent of mushroom-related deaths, so every mushroom hunter should be familiar with amanitas. They contain one of the deadliest poisons found in nature!

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Photo of artist conk, woody bracket fungus on tree shown from side

Artist Conk

Ganoderma applanatum
The artist conk is a woody, semicircular, brownish bracket with a white underside that bruises dark gray to black. It grows on dead wood or in wounds of living deciduous trees.

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Photo of an artist conk, a woody, semicircular, brownish bracket fungus

Artist Conk

The artist conk is a woody, semicircular, brownish bracket with a white underside that bruises dark gray to black. It grows on dead wood or in wounds of living deciduous trees.

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Photo of artist conk, woody bracket fungus on tree shown from side

Artist Conk

Artist conks grow singly or in groups of up to several on dead wood or in wounds of living deciduous trees. This species takes nourishment from rotting wood or as a parasite on living wood.

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