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October Fungi

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 Locations: 28
 Species : 168
 Photographs: 1544

Agaricus Arvensis
Common Name(s): Horse Mushroom
Edibility: Good
Season: Late Spring - Autumn
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Agaricus Campestris
Agaricus Campestris
Common Name(s): Field Mushroom
Edibility: Good
Season: Summer - Autumn
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Amanita Ceciliae
Common Name(s): Snakeskin Grisette
Edibility: Inedible
Season: Summer - Autumn
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Amanita Citrina
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 Echinocephala
Amanita Echinocephala
Common Name(s): Solitary Amanita
Edibility: Poisonous
Season: Summer - Autumn
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Amanita Excelsa
Amanita Excelsa
Common Name(s): Grey Spotted Amanita
Edibility: Worthless
Season: Summer - Autumn
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Amanita Fulva
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 Phalloides
Amanita Phalloides
Common Name(s): Death Cap
Edibility: Deadly
Season: Summer - Autumn
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Bisporella Citrina
Bisporella Citrina
Common Name(s): Lemon Disc
Edibility: Inedible
Season: All year
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Bolbitius Vitellinus
Common Name(s): Yellow cow-pat toadstool
Edibility: Inedible
Season: Summer - Autumn
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Calocera Viscosa
Calocera Viscosa
Common Name(s): Jelly Antler, Stags-horn Fungus
Edibility: Inedible
Season: Autumn
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Cantharellus Infundibuliformis
Cantharellus Infundibuliformis
Common Name(s): Autumn Chanterelle, Yellow legs
Edibility: Good
Season: Autumn
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Clavulina Cristata
Clavulina Cristata
Common Name(s): White Coral Fungus, Crested Coral Fungus
Edibility: Edible
Season: Summer- Late Autumn
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Clavulinopsis Helvola
Clavulinopsis Helvola
Common Name(s): Yellow Club
Edibility: Inedible
Season: Late Summer - Late Autumn
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Collybia Butyracea
Collybia Butyracea
Common Name(s): Butter Cap
Edibility: Edible but not nice
Season: Autumn - Early Winter
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Collybia Maculata
Common Name(s): Spotted Tough-Shank
Edibility: Inedible
Season: Summer - Late Autumn
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Coprinus Atramentarius
Coprinus Atramentarius
Common Name(s): Common Ink Cap
Edibility: Edible but can cause alarming symptoms if alcohol is consumed at the same time
Season: Early Summer - Autumn
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Coprinus Comatus
Coprinus Comatus
Common Name(s): Shaggy Ink Cap, Lawyers Wig
Edibility: Described as good, I wasn't that keen
Season: Late Summer - Autumn
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Coprinus Niveus
Coprinus Niveus
Common Name(s): Snowy Inkcap
Edibility: Inedible
Season: Summer - Autumn
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Coprinus Picaceus
Coprinus Picaceus
Common Name(s): Magpie Ink Cap
Edibility: Sometimes reported as poisonous
Season: Late Summer - Autumn
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Coriolus Versicolor
Coriolus Versicolor
Common Name(s): Many-Zoned Polypore
Edibility: Inedible
Season: All year
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Cortinarius Alboviolaceus
Cortinarius Alboviolaceus
Common Name(s): Silver Violet Web Cap
Edibility: Edibility Unknown
Season: Autumn
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Cortinarius Purpurascens
Cortinarius Purpurascens
Common Name(s):
Edibility: Edibility Unknown
Season: Autumn
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Cortinarius Violaceus
Cortinarius Violaceus
Common Name(s): Purple Cortinarius
Edibility: Edible
Season: Autumn
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Daedaleopsis Confragosa
Daedaleopsis Confragosa
Common Name(s): Blushing Bracket
Edibility: Inedible
Season: All year
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Fistulina Hepatica
Fistulina Hepatica
Common Name(s): Beefsteak Fungus, Oak Tongue
Edibility: Can be bitter
Season: Late Summer - Autumn
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Ganoderma Adspersum
Ganoderma Adspersum
Common Name(s): Common Ganoderma
Edibility: Inedible
Season: All year
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Hydnum Repandum
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 Nivea
Common Name(s): Snowy Wax Cap, ivory wax cap
Edibility: Good
Season: Autumn
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Hygrocybe Psittacina
Hygrocybe Psittacina
Common Name(s): Parrot Wax Cap
Edibility: Not good, slimy.
Season: Summer - Late Autumn
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Hygrophoropsis Aurantiaca
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
Hypholoma Fasciculare
Common Name(s): Sulphur Tuft
Edibility: Inedible
Season: All year
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Ischnoderma Benzoinum
Ischnoderma Benzoinum
Common Name(s): Benzoin Bracket
Edibility: Inedible
Season: Later summer to winter
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Laccaria Amethystea
Laccaria Amethystea
Common Name(s): Amethyst Deceiver
Edibility: Good for colour
Season: Late Summer - Early Winter
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Lactarius Blennius
Common Name(s): Slimy Milk Cap
Edibility: Inedible
Season: Summer to Autumn
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Lactarius Quietus
Lactarius Quietus
Common Name(s): Oak Milk Cap
Edibility: Inedible
Season: Autumn
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Lactarius Torminosus
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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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
Leccinum Versipelle
Common Name(s): Orange Birch Bolete
Edibility: Good, blackens during cooking
Season: Summer - Autumn
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Lepiota Cristata
Lepiota Cristata
Common Name(s): Stinking Parasol
Edibility: Poisonous
Season: Summer - Autumn
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Clitocybe Nebularis
Clitocybe Nebularis
Common Name(s): Clouded Agaric
Edibility: Has been recorded as edible but apparently can cause stomach upsets and is best avoided.
Season: Late Summer - Early Winter
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Leucoagaricus Leucothites
Leucoagaricus Leucothites
Common Name(s):
Edibility: Inedible
Season: Late Summer - Autumn
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Lycogala Terrestre
Lycogala Terrestre
Common Name(s):
Edibility: Inedible
Season: All year
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Lycerpodon Perlatum
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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Macrolepiota Procera
Macrolepiota Procera
Common Name(s): Parasol Mushroom
Edibility: Excellent, best fried in breadcrumbs as gills can be soggy.
Season: Summer - Late Autumn
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Macrolepiota Mastoidea
Macrolepiota Mastoidea
Common Name(s): Slender Parasol
Edibility: Good
Season: Late Summer - Autumn
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Macrolepiota Rhacodes
Macrolepiota Rhacodes
Common Name(s): Shaggy Parasol
Edibility: Excellent but can cause gastric upsets in some
Season: Summer - Late Autumn
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Marasmius Oreades
Marasmius Oreades
Common Name(s): Fairy Ring Champignon
Edibility: Good
Season: Spring - Autumn
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Mutinus Caninus
Mutinus Caninus
Common Name(s): Dog Stinkhorn
Edibility: Inedible
Season: Summer - Late Autumn
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Mycena Inclinata
Common Name(s):
Edibility: Inedible
Season: Summer - Autumn
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Mycena Rosea
Mycena Rosea
Common Name(s):
Edibility: Inedible
Season: Summer - Winter
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Neobulgaria Pura
Neobulgaria Pura
Common Name(s):
Edibility: Inedible
Season: Early Summer - Early Winter
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Otidea Onotica
Otidea Onotica
Common Name(s): Hares Ear
Edibility: Inedible
Season: Summer - Autumn
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Oudemansiella Mucida
Oudemansiella Mucida
Common Name(s): Porcelain Fungus
Edibility: Poor
Season: Late Summer - Late Autumn
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Panaeolus Rickenii
Panaeolus Rickenii
Common Name(s):
Edibility: Inedible
Season: Summer - Autumn
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Panaeolus Semiovatus
Panaeolus Semiovatus
Common Name(s):
Edibility: Inedible
Season: Spring - Winter
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Panaeolus Sphinctrinus
Panaeolus Sphinctrinus
Common Name(s): Petticoat Fungus
Edibility: Inedible
Season: Late Spring - Autumn
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Paxillus Involutus
Paxillus Involutus
Common Name(s): Brown Roll-rim
Edibility: Poisonous maybe deadly
Season: Late Summer - Late 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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Pholiota Squarrosa
Pholiota Squarrosa
Common Name(s): Shaggy Pholiota
Edibility: Bitter
Season: Autumn - Early Winter
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Psilocybe Semilanceata
Common Name(s): Magic Mushroom, Liberty Cap
Edibility: Causes hallucinations
Season: Autumn
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Russula Cyanoxantha
Russula Cyanoxantha
Common Name(s): Charcoal Burner
Edibility: Good
Season: Summer to Autumn
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Russula Mairei
Russula Mairei
Common Name(s): Beechwood Sickener
Edibility: Causes vomiting
Season: Autumn
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Russula Sardonia
Russula Sardonia
Common Name(s): Primrose Russula
Edibility: Inedible
Season: Summer - Autumn
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Scleroderma Citrinum
Scleroderma Citrinum
Common Name(s): Common Earthball
Edibility: Slightly poisonous, reportedly used as flavouring
Season: Late Summer - Early Winter
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Sparassis Crispa
Sparassis Crispa
Common Name(s): Cauliflower Fungus
Edibility: Very good, needs careful cleaning
Season: Autumn
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Stropharia Semiglobata
Stropharia Semiglobata
Common Name(s): Dung Roundhead
Edibility: Inedible
Season: Spring - Late Autumn
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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
Suillus Grevillei
Common Name(s): Larch Bolete
Edibility: Mediocre
Season: Summer - Autumn
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Suillus Luteus
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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Xerocomus Chrysenteron
Xerocomus Chrysenteron
Common Name(s): Red Cracking Bolete
Edibility: Edible
Season: Autumn
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Xylaria Hypoxylon
Xylaria Hypoxylon
Common Name(s): Candle Snuff Fungus
Edibility: Inedible
Season: All year
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