Content tagged with "Mushrooms"

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

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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Photo of black-footed polypore, mature specimens, with photographer's foot.

Black-Footed Polypore

Polyporus badius
The black-footed polypore has a smooth, wavy brown cap with whitish or tannish pores on the underside and a black, smooth, off-center stalk. It grows singly or in groups of up to several on dead wood and stumps of deciduous trees.

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Photo of black-staining polypore, a mushroom with tan, wavy, fan-shaped caps

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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Photo of cluster of bleeding mycenas, small, capped, reddish mushrooms

Bleeding Mycena

Mycena haematopus
The bleeding mycena is a small mushroom with a bell-shaped, reddish brown cap that bleeds dark red when cut. It usually grows in clusters on decaying wood.

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


Amanita rubescens
The blusher has a tan to reddish brown cap with pinkish brown patches and a ring on the stalk; the entire mushroom bruises reddish. It grows on the ground in oak woods and under white pines.

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Image of smooth chanterelle


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

Cinnabar Chanterelle

Cantharellus cinnabarinus
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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Photo of a cinnabar polypore, which is a reddish orange bracket fungus

Cinnabar Polypore

Pycnoporus cinnabarinus
The cinnabar polypore is a bracket fungus that is tough, fan-shaped, and bright red-orange above and below. It grows on dead deciduous branches, twigs, and wood, mainly oak.

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