BEP Mushrooms
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Yellow Stainer (Agaricus xanthodermus) Loose your lunch bunch Death Cap (Amanita phalloides) photo by Darvin DeShazer Coccora (Amanita calyptroderma) Delicious Western Grisette (Amanita pachycolea) Brown-Gray gills Honey Mushroom Group (Armillaria mellea) White spores & veil Sulfur Tufts (Naematoloma fasciculare) Grows in clusters
Blewit (Lepista or Clitocybe nuda) Blue-Purple when young Western Jack-O-Lantern (Omphalotus olivascens) Glows in the dark Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotis ostreatus) Banana slug’s delight Bleeding Mycenus (Mycena haematopus) Tiny but beautiful Garlic Mushrooms (Marasmius copelandi) Look on oak leaves! Questionable Stropharia (Stropharia ambigua) Veil tissue on cap edges
Sunny Side Up (Bolbitius vitellinus) Delicate gem in the grass Shrimp Russula (Russula xerampalina) Brittle stem Delicious Milk Cap (Lactarius deliciosus) Not delicious at all! Pungent Slippery Jack & Pine Spike (Suillus pungens & Chroogomphus vinicolor) Witch's Hat (Hygrocybe conica) Turns black with age Scarlet Waxy Cap (Hygrocybe punicea) Grows under redwoods
Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor) White pores underneath Split-Gill Mushrooms (Schizophyllum commune) Fuzzy white/brown top Split-Gill Mushroom (Schizophyllum commune) Underside shows split gills Fluted Brown Elfin Saddle (Helvella maculata) Relative of Morels Black Jelly Drops (Bulgaria inquinans) Rubbery texture Witch's Butter (Tremella aurantica) Parasitic on Parchment crust
Toothed Jelly Fungus (Pseudohydnum gelatinosum) Underside has pointy teeth Gilled Polypore (Lenzites betulina) Prefers dead oaks Gilled Polypore (Lenzites betulina) Underside is unlike Turkey-tail - Top is similar Red-belted Conk (Fomitopsis pinicola) Pores do not bruise brown Chicken-of-the-Woods (Laetiporus conifericola) Soft & juicy when young Dyer's Polypore (Phaeolus schweinitzii) Used for yellow dye
Eyelash Pixie Cup (Scutellinia scutellata) Size of a pea Bird's Nest Fungus (Nidula candida) Raindrops spread spores Candlesnuff Fungus (Xylaria hypoxylon) Mini antlers on oak stumps Umber-brown Puffball (Lycoperdon umbrinum) Squirts a cloud of spores Coral Mushroom (Ramaria stricta) Branched fruiting body Cracked Cap Bolete (Boletus chrysenteron) Tube-shaped pores