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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

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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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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Chanterelle Mushroom

Better Mushroom Photos

Taking good photos can help you work out a mushroom's identity later on. Browse tips for taking better mushroom photos in the field.

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Big Laughing Gym (Big Laughing Jim)

Gymnopilus junonius (formerly G. spectabilis)
Big laughing gym mushrooms are large, orangish yellow, and have a ring on the stalk. They grow in clusters on stumps and trunks of deciduous trees, on the ground, or over buried wood.

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Image of a false morel

Big Red False Morel

Gyromitra caroliniana
The big red false morel is a poisonous mushroom. It has a reddish brown, convoluted, brainlike cap and a whitish stalk stuffed with cottony tissue. It grows singly or in groups in mixed woods.

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Bitter Bolete

Tylopilus felleus
The bitter bolete has a large, tannish brown cap with pinkish white pores and a webbed, tannish brown stalk. It grows singly or scattered, on the ground in mixed woods.

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Photo of broken bitter bolete mushroom cap, being held to show pores

Bitter Bolete (Pores)

A broken bitter bolete cap, showing the long pinkish pore tubes.

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