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 Locations: 19
 Species : 149
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Agaricus Augustus
Common Name(s): The Prince
Edibility: Good
Season: Autumn
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Agaricus Campestris
Common Name(s): Field Mushroom
Edibility: Good
Season: Summer - Autumn
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Amanita Citrina
Common Name(s): False Death Cap
Edibility: Unpleasant taste and smell, easily confused with deadly Amanitas
Season: Summer - Autumn
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Amanita Excelsa
Common Name(s): Grey Spotted Amanita
Edibility: Worthless
Season: Summer - Autumn
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Amanita Fulva
Common Name(s): Tawny Grisette
Edibility: Must be cooked
Season: Summer - Autumn
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Amanita Muscaria
Common Name(s): Fly Agaric
Edibility: Poisonous and hallucinogenic, contains muscarine and ibotenic acid
Season: Late Summer - Autumn
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Amanita Rubescens
Common Name(s): The Blusher
Edibility: Must be cooked
Season: Summer - Autumn
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Amanita Vaginata
Common Name(s): Grisette
Edibility: Must be cooked.
Season: Summer - Autumn
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Armillaria Mellea
Common Name(s): Honey Fungus
Edibility: Must be well cooked
Season: Summer - Autumn
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Ascocoryne Sarcoides
Common Name(s): Purple Jellydisc
Edibility: Inedible
Season: Late Summer - Winter
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Bisporella Citrina
Common Name(s): Lemon Disc
Edibility: Inedible
Season: All year
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Boletus Edulis
Common Name(s): Penny Bun, Cep, Porcini, King Bolete
Edibility: Delicious
Season: Late Summer - Autumn
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Boletus Erythropus
Common Name(s): Dotted-Stemmed Bolete
Edibility: Can cause stomach upsets, especially raw
Season: Later Summer - Early Autumn
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Bovista Plumbea
Common Name(s): Lead-grey Bovist
Edibility: When young and white
Season: Late Summer - Autumn
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Calocera Cornea
Common Name(s): Small Stagshorn
Edibility: Inedible
Season: All year
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Calocera Glossoides
Common Name(s):
Edibility: Inedible
Season: Spring - Autumn
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Calocera Viscosa
Common Name(s): Jelly Antler, Stags-horn Fungus
Edibility: Inedible
Season: Autumn
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Cantharellus Infundibuliformis
Common Name(s): Autumn Chanterelle, Yellow legs
Edibility: Good
Season: Autumn
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Chlorosplenium Aeruginascens
Common Name(s): Green Wood-cup, Green Stain
Edibility: Inedible
Season: Autumn
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Clavulina Cristata
Common Name(s): White Coral Fungus, Crested Coral Fungus
Edibility: Edible
Season: Summer- Late Autumn
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Clitocybe Flaccida
Common Name(s): Tawny Funnel Cap
Edibility: Poor
Season: Summer - Early Winter
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Clitopilus Prunulus
Common Name(s): The Miller
Edibility: Excellent, beware of similar Clitocybe Dealbata
Season: Summer - Late Autumn
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Collybia Butyracea
Common Name(s): Butter Cap
Edibility: Edible but not nice
Season: Autumn - Early Winter
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Collybia Dryophila
Common Name(s): Russet Tough-Shank
Edibility: Bland and thin-fleshed
Season: Late Spring - Late Autumn
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Collybia Maculata
Common Name(s): Spotted Tough-Shank
Edibility: Inedible
Season: Summer - Late Autumn
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Coprinus Micaceus
Common Name(s): Glistening Ink Cap
Edibility: Insubstantial but usually in large numbers. Popular in the US
Season: Late Spring - Early Winter
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Coprinus Plicatilis
Common Name(s): Fairy Parasol
Edibility: Insubstantial
Season: Spring - Late Autumn
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Coriolus Versicolor
Common Name(s): Many-Zoned Polypore
Edibility: Inedible
Season: All year
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Cortinarius Alboviolaceus
Common Name(s): Silver Violet Web Cap
Edibility: Edibility Unknown
Season: Autumn
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Daedalea Quercina
Common Name(s): Oak Maze Gill
Edibility: Inedible
Season: Spring - Winter
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Daedaleopsis Confragosa
Common Name(s): Blushing Bracket
Edibility: Inedible
Season: All year
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Daldinia Concentrica
Common Name(s): King Alfreds Cakes, Cramp Balls
Edibility: Inedible
Season: All year
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Enteridium Lycoperdon
Common Name(s):
Edibility: Inedible
Season: All year
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Entoloma Conferendum
Common Name(s):
Edibility: Inedible
Season: Spring - Autumn
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Exidia Glandulosa
Common Name(s): Witches Butter
Edibility: Inedible
Season: All year
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Fistulina Hepatica
Common Name(s): Beefsteak Fungus, Oak Tongue
Edibility: Can be bitter
Season: Late Summer - Autumn
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Fuligo Septica
Common Name(s): Dog vomit slime mould, Flowers of Tan
Edibility: Inedible but the plasmodium stage is apparently eaten like scrambled eggs in Mexico
Season: All year
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Ganoderma Adspersum
Common Name(s): Common Ganoderma
Edibility: Inedible
Season: All year
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Ganoderma Applanatum
Common Name(s): Artist's Fungus
Edibility: Inedible
Season: All year
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Grifola Umbellata
Common Name(s):
Edibility: I have tried this recently and found it excellent. I just sauted it in butter. It was slightly crispy with a strong mushroom taste.
Season: Late Summer - Autumn
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Handkea Excipuliformis
Common Name(s): Pestle Shaped Puffball
Edibility: Young white specimens are edible
Season: Late Summer - Autumn
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Helvella Crispa
Common Name(s): White Helvella
Edibility: Not meant to be very good
Season: Summer - Autumn
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Hydnum Repandum
Common Name(s): Hedgehog Fungus, Wood Urchin
Edibility: Excellent, requires slow cooking to remove a slight bitterness. I pickle young specimens.
Season: Late Summer - Late Autumn
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Hygrocybe Nigrescens
Common Name(s): Blackening Wax Cap
Edibility: Slightly poisonous
Season: Autumn
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Hygrophoropsis Aurantiaca
Common Name(s): False Chanterelle
Edibility: Mixed reports on this one, some describe as edible some inedible. Has been said to cause hallucinations
Season: Autumn
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Hypholoma Fasciculare
Common Name(s): Sulphur Tuft
Edibility: Inedible
Season: All year
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Hypoxylon Fragiforme
Common Name(s): Beech Woodwart
Edibility: Inedible
Season: Late Summer - Early Spring
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Inonotus Hispidus
Common Name(s): Shaggy Polypore
Edibility: Inedible
Season: Summer, persisting
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Ischnoderma Benzoinum
Common Name(s): Benzoin Bracket
Edibility: Inedible
Season: Later summer to winter
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Kuehneromyces Mutabilis
Common Name(s): Changing Pholiota
Edibility: Edible and good
Season: Spring - Early Winter
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Laccaria Amethystea
Common Name(s): Amethyst Deceiver
Edibility: Good for colour
Season: Late Summer - Early Winter
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Laccaria Laccata
Common Name(s): The Deceiver
Edibility: Average
Season: Summer - Early Winter
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Lacrymaria Velutina
Common Name(s): Weeping Widow
Edibility: Edible but said to be bitter
Season: Late Spring - Late Autumn
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Lactarius Azonites
Common Name(s):
Edibility: Inedible
Season: Late Summer - Autumn
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Lactarius Deterrimus
Common Name(s): False Saffron Milkcap
Edibility: Edible, said to be a poorer version of Lactarius Deliciosus
Season: Summer - Autumn
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Lactarius Quietus
Common Name(s): Oak Milk Cap
Edibility: Inedible
Season: Autumn
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Lactarius Torminosus
Common Name(s): Woolly Milk Cap
Edibility: Slightly poisonous, eaten after boiling in eastern europe.
Season: Late Summer - Autumn
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Laetiporus Sulphureus
Common Name(s): Chicken of the Woods, Sulphur Polypore
Edibility: Excellent if young enough
Season: Late Spring - Autumn
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Leccinum Scabrum
Common Name(s): Brown Birch Bolete
Edibility: Average, doesnít keep well and often maggot infested
Season: Summer - Autumn
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Leccinum Versipelle
Common Name(s): Orange Birch Bolete
Edibility: Good, blackens during cooking
Season: Summer - Autumn
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Lenzites Betulina
Common Name(s):
Edibility: Inedible
Season: All year
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Lycerpodon Perlatum
Common Name(s): Common Puffball
Edibility: Edible when young
Season: Summer - Late Autumn
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Lycerpodon Pyriforme
Common Name(s): Stump Puffball
Edibility: Edible when young and white throughout
Season: Summer - Late Autumn
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Lycerpodon Umbrinum
Common Name(s):
Edibility: Edible when young
Season: Summer - Autumn
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Macrolepiota Rhacodes
Common Name(s): Shaggy Parasol
Edibility: Excellent but can cause gastric upsets in some
Season: Summer - Late Autumn
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Meripilus Giganteus
Common Name(s): Giant Polypore
Edibility: Inedible
Season: Autumn
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Mutinus Caninus
Common Name(s): Dog Stinkhorn
Edibility: Inedible
Season: Summer - Late Autumn
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Mycena Rosea
Common Name(s):
Edibility: Inedible
Season: Summer - Winter
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Neobulgaria Pura
Common Name(s):
Edibility: Inedible
Season: Early Summer - Early Winter
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Oudemansiella Mucida
Common Name(s): Porcelain Fungus
Edibility: Poor
Season: Late Summer - Late Autumn
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Oudemansiella Radicata
Common Name(s): Rooting Shank
Edibility: Poor
Season: Early Summer - Late Autumn
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Paxillus Involutus
Common Name(s): Brown Roll-rim
Edibility: Poisonous maybe deadly
Season: Late Summer - Late Autumn
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Phaeolus Schweinitzii
Common Name(s): Dye Polypore
Edibility: Inedible
Season: Autumn
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Phallus Impudicus
Common Name(s): Stinkhorn
Edibility: Parts meant to be edible. Donít fancy it much.
Season: Summer - Late Autumn
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Piptoporus Betulinus
Common Name(s): Birch Polypore, Razor-strop Fungus
Edibility: Inedible
Season: All year
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Pleurotus Ostreatus
Common Name(s): Oyster Mushroom
Edibility: Excellent though tough when old
Season: All year
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Pleurotus Pulmonarius
Common Name(s): White Oyster
Edibility: Good
Season: Autumn
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Pluteus Cervinus
Common Name(s): Fawn Shield Cap
Edibility: Not worthwhile
Season: Early Summer - Late Autumn
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Polyporus Ciliatus
Common Name(s): Fringed Polypore
Edibility: Inedible
Season: Early Spring - Summer
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Polyporus Squamosa
Common Name(s): Dryad's Saddle
Edibility: Edible when young, mediocre
Season: Spring - Summer
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Polyporus Varius
Common Name(s): Variable Polypore
Edibility: Inedible
Season: Late Spring - Autumn
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Russula Atropurpurea
Common Name(s): Blackish Purple Russula
Edibility: Must be cooked, mild taste
Season: Summer - Late Autumn
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Russula Betularum
Common Name(s): Birch Russula
Edibility: Inedible
Season: Summer - Early Autumn
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Russula Claroflava
Common Name(s): Yellow Swamp Russula
Edibility: Good
Season: Spring - Autumn
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Russula Cyanoxantha
Common Name(s): Charcoal Burner
Edibility: Good
Season: Summer to Autumn
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Russula Mairei
Common Name(s): Beechwood Sickener
Edibility: Causes vomiting
Season: Autumn
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Russula Ochroleuca
Common Name(s): Common Yellow Russula
Edibility: Not very good
Season: Late Summer - Late Autumn
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Russula Sardonia
Common Name(s): Primrose Russula
Edibility: Inedible
Season: Summer - Autumn
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Russula Violeipes
Common Name(s): Velvet Russula
Edibility: Edible
Season: Later Summer - Autumn
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Sparassis Crispa
Common Name(s): Cauliflower Fungus
Edibility: Very good, needs careful cleaning
Season: Autumn
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Stereum Hirsutum
Common Name(s): Hairy Stereum
Edibility: Inedible
Season: All year
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Suillus Bovinus
Common Name(s): Jersey Cow Bolete
Edibility: Poor, flabby fleshed
Season: Late Autumn
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Suillus Grevillei
Common Name(s): Larch Bolete
Edibility: Mediocre
Season: Summer - Autumn
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Suillus Luteus
Common Name(s): Slippery Jack
Edibility: Considered the best of the Suillus Genus, gluten should be washed off
Season: Autumn
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Tricholoma Fulvum
Common Name(s): Birch Knight Cap
Edibility: Poor
Season: Autumn
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Tricholomopsis Rutilans
Common Name(s): Plums and Custard
Edibility: Inedible although as is often the case the Eastern Europeans parboil and eat this mushroom. I havent tried it.
Season: Late Summer - Late Autumn
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Tylopilus Felleus
Common Name(s): Bitter Bolete
Edibility: Very bitter with aftertaste that lingers.
Season: Late Summer - Autumn
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Vascellum Pratense
Common Name(s): Meadow Puffball
Edibility: Edible but bland
Season: Summer - Late Autumn
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Xerocomus Badius
Common Name(s): Bay Bolete
Edibility: Excellent
Season: Summer - Autumn
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Xerocomus Chrysenteron
Common Name(s): Red Cracking Bolete
Edibility: Edible
Season: Autumn
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Xylaria Hypoxylon
Common Name(s): Candle Snuff Fungus
Edibility: Inedible
Season: All year
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