Mushroom Species List

We are working to move over all the photos to this new site – thanks for your patience!

2-20-2017 Update: New Pages Added: False Morels, Late Winter/ Spring Edible Mushrooms

2-5-2017 Update: New Pages Added: Morel Species

10-22-2016 Update: New species pages have been added a little at a time. This is a huge project and will certainly take many months of hard work to get it the way that I want it. I am starting off by adding fall edible mushrooms and will expand from there. -chris m.

The Morel Mushroom Hunting Club’s “Species List” Section is a huge project and will require many hours of work to get it just the way I want it and easy for anyone to use and enjoy. Please consider supporting the club and become an official member for as little as just $20!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       green-rectangle-join-button-hi
Member Benefits:

So you have been coming to this website for a while now, or maybe for the first time, and used the “Current Mushrooms Finds” page, or the “Recipe of The Month”, took a guess at the “Mushroom Photo Of the Month”, viewed the “Morel Progression Maps”, or took a look at the extensive 650+ “Species List” with photos and descriptions, or maybe you submitted a photo to Chris to get his help with the “Mushroom Identification” of your find. Maybe you left a message on the “Morel Message Board”. All of these things are free to the public, and what a job it is just to keep up with all of this. So what on Earth could there be beyond this in the “Member Areas” that would be a benefit to me?

The member areas contain so much data and info, that it would take you days to go through it all. There are hundreds of specific web pages on specific subjects, and many thousands of photos. Here is a list of many of the pages:

  • Reports– The popular “Video Morel Report”, like the Weather Channel but for Morels!
  • Newsletters– View all of the past newsletters with very interesting and informative subjects from the past, beginning in 1999! Subjects like Morel Growing Kits, Fall Morels, GPS and Mushrooming, Growing Mushrooms, Freezing, Drying and Canning Mushrooms, Festivals, Forays, DNA Studies, Growth Studies, and much more.
  • Photos– Chris has been an avid photographer since childhood, and has 1000’s of photos posted, High Quality Morel Photos for each year since 2000, breathtaking, eye dazzling shots of other beautiful mushrooms. There are many members also like Chris, with their photography, and they too have submitted Unbelievable photos of Morels. There are hundreds of member submitted Morel Photos, each year categorized separately from each year.
  • Member Submitted Photos– Hundreds of great photos of the members and their mushroom finds!
  • Recipes– Other extensive recipes for Morels, Chanterelles, and other common edibles.
  • Mushroom Questions and Answers– Compiled questions and answers from years of submissions, and most of the common questions asked.
  • Hunting Tips– Detailed hunting tips for Morels, including detailed tree identification info, when to hunt- timing, where to hunt- common places to begin looking.
  • Places To Hunt– Yes, we even have specific locations of where Morels have been reported to be found, and where Chris has personally found them. There is a separate listing for all 50 states with detailed info.
  • Morel Species– View all of the photos and details of each Morel species.
  • Video– There are full-length videos of all forays! Each up to 80 minutes long! The full length Travel Channel episode on Morels, The full length History Channel episode- Modern Marvels of Mold and Fungus. Many other videos as well. Hours of video content!
  • Foreign Morels– We have photos and info on separate web pages for these Countries: Switzerland, Italy, Great Britain, Japan, Mexico, and many more.
  • Fire Burn Morel Info– Yukon, BC, and Alaska, as well as Washington and Oregon and other out- West locations. Even a link to forest fire data info, so you can find last year’s fire areas.
  • Members can link to other Members– Names and email addresses to members, listed by each State. Make new mushroom hunting friends and contacts.
  • Facebook Group– so all members can communicate with each other and plan your own new get-togethers.
  • Chat Room– During Morel season, Chris is in the Chat room nightly, and there has been as many as 75 members from across the country chatting about mushrooms at the same time!
  • There are also other web pages such as: Tiny Morel Bug Info, Morels from Hungary, Mushroom Video Links on the net, Myth Busters, Mushroom Festival Info, Growth Studies- See A young Gray Morel turn into a large Yellow Morel in 2-3 weeks!, Wildflowers, Go Mushroom Hunting Online, Mushroom Stories, Mushroom Humor, Kids and Mushrooms, and the most extensive Mushroom Links page available.

All of this for as little as $20.00? You have got to be kidding! No- it’s the truth! Help Support this site today!


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Coming Soon: Over 750 Species! And Over 3600 Photos!

Disclaimer: (including its contributors; its Web developer, it’s server, it’s members) is not responsible for any decision made by anyone on the basis of the site’s Web pages. Although every effort has been made to provide accurate information regarding edibility and toxicity of mushrooms, Morelmushroomhunting.Com does not accept any responsibility for such information. Use the species list and identification help only as a basic guide to identify your mushroom finds. If you are new to mushrooming, join a local club to go on live forays with knowledgeable mycologists that can correctly identify mushrooms. There are over 20 deaths per year resulting from mushroom poisonings. Do not attempt to eat a mushroom unless you are willing to take your own responsibility for your actions.

Scientific Name List (alphabetical):

Please Note: I have almost daily been adding new species to this list. I am creating each individual webpage per species, and adding the photos that I have in my files (and taking new photos daily). As time progresses, I will be going back and adding descriptions, links, etc. for each species, so check back often. This has been the single most excessive time consuming project that I have done here on the internet. I hope you enjoy the photos.

– Chris M

Current Member and Need Help With Identification?

Post the following information and and photo of the top and the underside of the mushroom here:  Mushroom Reports   Info I will need to help you with identification:

  1. your location.
  2. growing from ground, grass, woods, mulch, log, stump, or tree or base of tree.
  3. if possible, species of nearby trees.
  4. photo of top side, underside, and even sliced will help.
  5. at t his time, each post can include one photo so you will need to make multiple posts. in the future I intend to enable multiple pics and even video…


Also Note: Pictures are often extremely difficult to make a positive ID on because there are so many look a likes and so much variance within a species that it makes the task not much more than an educated guess at best ( at least with most species anyhow), especially Amanitas, Russulas, and some Lactarius. These would require a microscope in most cases to view the spore shape and other factors to correctly ID them. Some mushrooms you can make an accurate ID with a photo. This site is to get you going in the right direction!


NEW Groups:


False Morels

Late Winter and Spring Edible Mushrooms 

Spring Poisonous Mushrooms (coming soon)

Fall Edible Mushrooms

Fall Poisonous Mushrooms (coming soon)

Groups Coming Soon:

Agaricus Species (Horse Mushroom)
Amanitas (Death Caps, Destroying Angels, Ceasars)
Boletes- Mushrooms With Pores, Not Gills
Coprinus, (Shaggy Manes, Ink Caps)
Coral Mushrooms
Cup Fungi
False Morels
Jelly Fungus
Lepiotas, Parasols
Milky Mushrooms (Lactarius)
Molds/ Slimes
Parasitic Plants
Shelf-Type Mushrooms, Polypores, Oysters
Toothed Mushrooms
Waxy Caps

Common Names List:

(Newly Added):   
Beefsteak Polypore               

Berkeley’s Polypore

Black Staining Polypore                                                                                          
Chicken Of The Woods or Sulfur-Shelf (Yellow-Pored)

Chicken Of The Woods, (White Pored)

Chicken Of The Woods (Growing From Conifer)

Chicken Of The Woods (Orange-Pored Species)

Fall Tan Polypore

Hen Of The Woods (Maitake)

Pheasant Back (Dryad’s Saddle)

Resinous Polypore

Shrimp Of The Woods (Aborted Entoloma)

Umbrella Polypore

 Scientific Names List:

Gyromitra brunnea
Gyromitra caroliniana
Gyromitra esculenta
Gyromitra gigas or montana
Gyromitra infula

Laetiporus cincinnatus

Laetiporus conifericola

Laetiporus gilbertsonii

Laetiporus gilbertsonii var. pallidus (Florida)

Laetiporus sulpureus

Landscape Morels: Black  Yellow

Morchella angusticeps (M. elata)

Morchella capitata

Morchella esculentoides, (Syn: Morchella americana)

Morchella frustata

Morchella diminutiva

Morchella importuna

Morchella punctipes

Morchella rufobrunnea

Morchella tomentosa

Morchella virginiana

Morchella ulmaria

Morchella snyderi

Verpa bohemica  
Verpa conica

Coming Soon:

Agaricus augustus
Agaricus arvensis
Agaricus bitorquis
Agaricus campestris
Agaricus campestris var. squamulosus
Agaricus diminutivus
Agaricus placomyces
Agaricus praeclaresquamosus
Agaricus slyvaticus
Agaricus xanthodermoides
Agrocybe aegerita
Agrocybe semiorbicularis
Albatrellus cristatus
Albatrellus confluens
Albatrellus flettii
Amanitas (Death Caps, Destroying Angels, Ceasars)
Amanita Misc.
Amanita abrupta
Amanita agglutinata
Amanita atkinsoniana
Amanita banningiana
Amanita Berkshire (Blue)
Amanita bisporigera
Amanita brunnescens
Amanita caesarea Group
Amanita canescens
Amanita ceciliae sensu auct. amer.
Amanita cinereoconia
Amanita citrina (sensu auct. amer.)
Amanita crenulata
Amanita coprinoides
Amanita daucipes
Amanita elongata
Amanita flavoconia
Amanita flavoconia Var. Amber
Amanita franchetii
Amanita fulva
Amanita jacksonii
Amanita levistriata
Amanita species of subsect. Limbatulae
Amanita longipes
Amanita muscaria
Amanita muscaria Amanita muscari
subsp. flavivolvata Singer, A. muscaria var. persicina
Amanita muscaria var. guessowii
Amanita mutabilis
Amanita pantherina
Amanita pantherina var. velatipes
Amanita parcivolvata
Amanita phalloides
Amanita polypyramis
Amanita regalis
Amanita rhopalopus
Amanita roseitincta
Amanita rubescens (sensu auct. amer. orient)
Amanita sinicoflava( A. Fulva)
Amanita smithiana
Amanita spissa
Amanita spreta
Amanita spretella
Amanita tephrea
Amanita virosa
Amanita Vittadiniae
Amanita Unclassified-1
Amanita Unclassified-2
Anthurus archeri
Anthurus sp
Anthurus Sp. 2
Armillariella mellea
Armillariella tabescens
Ascocoryne sarcoides
Aseröe rubra
Auricularia auricula-judae
Boletes- Mushrooms With Pores, Not Gills- (Group)
Boletellus ananas
Boletellus betula
Boletellus chrysenteroides
Boletinellus merulioides
Boletellus russellii
Boletus aereus
Boletus aestivalis
Boletus affinis
Boletus affinis var. ‘maculosus’
Boletus auriflammeus
Boletus auriporus
Boletus badius
Boletus Barrowsii
Boletus bicolor var. borealis
Boletus chromapes
Boletus Chrysenteron
Boletus curtisii
Boletus edulis
Boletus erythropus
Boletus fraternus
Boletus frostii
Boletus queletii var. lateritius
Boletus hemichrysus
Boletus longacurvipes
Boletus mirabilis
Boletus nobilis
Boletus ornatipes
Boletus pallidus
Boletus piedmontensis
Boletus pruinatus
Boletus pseudosulphureus
Boletus queletii var. lateritius
Boletus retipes
Boletus rhodopurpureus
Boletus rhodoxanthus
Boletus satanas
Boletus sensibilis
Boletus Seperans
Boletus subcaerulescens
Boletus subtomentosus
Boletus variipes
Boletus versicolor
Bondarzewia berkeleyi
Bondarzewia montana
Calostoma cinnabarina
Calostoma lutescens
Calocera cornea
Calvatia booniana
Calvatia craniiformis
Calvatia cyathiformis
Calvatia gigantea
Calvatia Sculpta
Cantharellus amethysteus
Cantharellus appalachiensis
Cantharellus atrolilacinus
Cantharellus cibarius
Cantharellus cibarius var. amethysteus
Cantharellus cibarius var. albiceps
Cantharellus cinnabarinus
Cantharellus cinereus
Cantharellus clavatus
Cantharellus confluens
Cantharellus ignicolor
Cantharellus infundibuliformis
Cantharellus lateritius
Cantharellus lutescens
Cantharellus melanoxeros
Cantharellus minor
Cantharellus pallens
Cantharellus persicinus
Cantharellus subalbidus
Cantharellus tubaeformus
Cantharellus Sp.
Cantharellus unknown
Cantharellus wellingtonensis
Catathelasma ventricosa
Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa
Chalciporus rubinellus
Chanterelles- (Group)
Chlorophyllum molybdites
Clathrus cancellatus
Clathrus columnatus
Clathrus ruber
Clavaria vermicularis
Clavicorona pyxidata
Clavaria Kunzei
Clavaria rubicundula
Clavaria zollingeri
Clavariadelphus ligula
Clavariadelphus truncatus
Clavulina amethystina
Clavulinopsis aurantio-cinnabarina
Clavulinopsis corniculata
Climacodon septentrionale
Clitocybe clavipes
Clitocybe gibba
Clitocybe eccentrica
Clitocybe inversa
Clitocybe irina
Clitocybe nuda
Collybia alkalivirens
Collybia drophila
Collybia iocephala
Collybia maculata
Collybia radicata
Coltricia cinnamomea
Conopholis americana
Coprinus comatus
Coprinus disseminatus
Coprinus lagopus
Coprinus natural
Coprinus plicatilis
Coprinus quadrifidus
Coprinus sterquilinus
Coprinus stercoreus
Cordyceps capitata
Cordyceps militaris
Cortinarius alboviolaceus
Cortinarius delibutus
Cortinarius distans
Cortinarius iodes
Cortinarius marylandensis
Cortinarius mucosus
Cortinarius semisanguineus
Cortinarius subpulchrifolius
Cortinarius violaceus
Craterellus calyculus
Craterellus cinereus
Craterellus cornucopioides
Craterellus fallax
Craterellus odoratus
Crepidotus applanatus
Cricibulum leave
Cyptotrama asprata
Cyttaria darwinii
Dacrymyces palmatus
Dictyophora cinnabarina
Dictyophora duplicata
Dictyophora indusiata
Ductifera pululahuana
Earth Stars
Entoloma abortivum
Entoloma murraii
Entoloma sinuatum
Entoloma strictus
Entoloma vernum
Epifagus virginiana
Exidia plana
Exidia sp.
Fairy Ring
Fistulina hepatica
Flammulina velutipes
Fomitopsis pinicola
Fuligo septica
Galerina autumnalis
Gallacea scleroderma
Ganoderma curtisii
Geastrum badium
Geastrum saccatum
Geoglossum cookeianum
Gerronema strombodes
Gloeophyllum sepiarium
Gomphidius glutinosus
Gomphidius subroseus
Gomphus bonarii
Gomphus clavatus
Gomphus floccosus
Gomphus fujisanensis
Gomphus pallidus
Gomphus purpuraceus
Grifola frondosa
Gymnopus dryophilus
Gymnopilus junonius
Gymnopilus luteofolius
Gymnopilus luteus
Gymnopilus penetrans
Gyrodon merulioides
Gyromitra brunnea
Gyromitra californica
Gyromitra Caroliniana
Gyromitra esculenta
Gyromitra fastigiata
Gyromitra gigas
Gyromitra infula
Gyromitra Korfii
Gyromitra tasmanica
Gyroporus castaneus
Gyroporus cyanescens
Gyroporus purpurinus
Hebeloma crustuliniforme
Hebeloma sinapizans
Helvella acetabulum
Helvella californica
Helvella crispa
Helvella esculenta
Helvella infula
Helvella lacunosa
Helvella macropus
Helvella queletii
Hericium coralloides var. Rosea
Hericium erinaceus
Hericium ramosum
Hydnopolyporus palmatus
Hydnum albidum
Hydnum imbicatum
Hydnellum peckii
Hydnellum regium
Hydnum repandum
Hydnum umbilicatum
Hygrocybe borealis
Hygrocybe cantharellus
Hygrocybe fuliginata
Hygrocybe fuscoaurantiaca
Hygrocybe nitida
Hygrocybe perplexa
Hygrocybe rubrocarnosa
Hygrocybe spadicea
Hygrocybe subminiata
Hygrocybe unguinosa
Hygrophorus chrysodon
Hygrophorus coccineus
Hygrophorus conicus
Hygrophorus eburneus
Hygrophorus flavescens
Hygrophorus fuligineus
Hygrophorus pudorinus
Hygrophorus (Camarophyllus) pratensis
Hygrophorus russula
Hygrophorus sordidus
Hygrophorus tennesseensis
Hypholoma sublateritium
Hypomyces chrysospermus
Hypomeces hyalinus
Hypomyces lactifluorum
Hypomyces Species?
Hypomyces luteovirens
Hypsizygus tessulatus
Hypsizygus ulmarius
Ileodictyon cibarium
Ischnoderma resinosum
Jansia borneensis f. aurantiacus
Jelly Fungi(Group)
Laccaria proxima
Laccaria ochropurpurea
Lactarius allardii
Lactarius chelidonium
Lactarius corrugis
Lactarius croceus
Lactarius deceptivus
Lactarius deliciosa
Lactarius helvus
Lactarius hygrophoroides
Lactarius indigo
Lactarius paradoxus
Lactarius piperatus
Lactarius pyrogalus
Lactarius rufus
Lactarius salmoneus
Lactarius semisanguilfluus
Lactarius serifluus
Lactarius sordidus
Lactarius subplinthogalus
Lactarius subpurpureus
Lactarius thyinos
Lactarius unknown
Lactarius unknown-a
Lactarius unknown_b
Lactarius uvidus
Lactarius volemus
Lactarius yazooensis
Lactarius zonarius
Laetiporus conifericola
Laetiporus sulphureus
Laricifomes officinalis
Laternea dringii
Leccinum griseum
Leccinum insigne
Leccinum manzanitae
Leccinum oxydabile
Lentinus lepideus
Lentinus Ponderosus
Lentinus strigosus
Lentinus tigrinus
Lentinus torulosus
Lentinellus cochleatus
Lentinellus ursinus
Lenzites betulina
Leotia atrovirens
Lepiota acutesquamosa
Lepiota americana
Lepiota aspera see: Lepiota acutesquamosa
Lepiota cepaestipes
Lepiota lutea
Lepiota naucina
Lepiota procera
Lepiota pseudohelveola
Lepiota rachodes
Lepiota rubrotincta
Lepiota sp. unknown
Lepista nuda
Leucangium carthusianum
Leucoagaricus naucina
Leucocoprinus cepaestipes
Leucocoprinus fragillissimus
Lycogala epidendrum
Lycoperdon perlatum
Lycoperdon pulcherrimum
Lycoperdon pyriforme
Lyophyllum decastes
Lysurus borealis
Lysurus cruciatus
Lysurus gardneri
Lysurus mokusin
Macrocybe titans
Macrolepiota rachodes
Marasmius oreades
Marasmius siccus
Megacollybia platyphylla
Meripilus giganteus
Meripilus Sp. Unknown
Merulius incarnatus
Microglossum rufum
Micromphale foetidum
Monotropa uniflora
Morchella angusticeps
Morchella esculenta
Morchella deliciosa
Morchella rufobrunnea
Morchella semilibera
Morchella sp.- “Blackfoot”
Morchella sp.- “Fire Burn”
Mutinus borneensis
Mutinus caninus
Mutinus elegans
Mutinus Species Unknown
Mycena epipterygia
Mycena haematopus
Mycena leaiana
Mycena lux-coeli Glow in the dark!
Naematoloma fasciculare
Naematolma sublateritium
Oligoporus caesius
Omphalina strombodes
Omphalotus nidiformis Luminescent
Omphalotus olearius
Omphalotus olivascens
Otidea leporina
Otidea onotica
Oudemansiella radicata
Panaeolus semiovatus var. phalaenarum
Panellus serotinus
Panellus stipticus
Paxillus atrotomemtosus
Paxillus panuoides
Panaeolus foenisecii
Phaeolus schweinitzii
Phallus hadriani
Phallus impudicus
Phallus revenelii
Phallus rubicundus
Phellorinia Strobilina (very rare)
Phlebia incarnata
Phellinus gilvus
Pholiota Aurivella
Pholiota squarrosa
Pholiota terrestris
Pholisma arenarium
Phylogiotis helvelloides
Phylloporus leucomycelinus
Phylloporus rhodoxanthus
Phyllotopsis nidulans
Physarum polycephalum
Piptopotus betulinus
Pisolithus tinctorius
Pleurocybella porrigens
Pleurotus dryinus
Pleurotus nidfformis -Luminescent
Pleurotus ostreatus
Pleurotus sapidus
Pluteus admirabilis
Pluteus aurantiorugosus
Pluteus cervinus
Pluteus flavofuligineus
Pluteus longistriatus
Pluteus pellitus
Pluteus salicinus
Podaxis pistillaris
Polyporus fagicola
Polyporus radicatus
Polyporus squamosus
Polyporus various
Polyozellus multiplex Blue Chanterelle
Psathyrella candolleana
Psathyrella delineata
Psathyrella echiniceps
Psathyrella velutina
Pseudocolus fusiformis
Pseudocolus javanicus
Pseudocolus schellenbergiae
Psilocybe coprophila
Psilocybe cyanescens
Psilocybe Sp.
Psilocybe Squamosa
Pulcherricium caeruleum
Ramaria stricta
Ramaria subbotrytis
Ramariopsis kunzie
Rhodotus palmatus
Rozites caperata
Russula aeruginea
Russula albidula
Russula albidula Var. Pink Kissed
Russula amoenolens
Russula balloui
Russula brevipes
Russula compacta
Russula crustosa
Russula Crustosa Var. Brown
Russula Crustosa Var. Tan
Russula cyanoxantha
Russula decolorans
Russula emetica
Russula heterophylla
Russula krombholzii
Russula lutea
Russula mariae
Russula nigricans
Russula pelactia
Russula rosea
Russula variata
Russula vesca
Russula virescens
Sarcoscypha coccinea
Schizophyllum commune
Scleroderma cepa
Scleroderma citrinum
Scutellinia scutellata
Sebacina incrustans
Sparassis herbstii
Sparassis spathulata
Spathularia velutipes
Steccherinum ochraceum
Stinkhorns (Group)
Strobilomyces confusus
Strobilomyces dyrophilus
Strobilomyces floccopus
Stropharia ambigua
Stropharia melanosperma
Stropharia hornemannii
Stropharia rugoso-annulata
Suillus americanus
Suillus brevipes
Suillus granulatus
Suillus lactifluus
Suillus luteus
Suillus pictus
Suillus salmonicolor
Suillus spragueii
Tapinella atromentosus
Thelephora palmata
Thelephora vialis
Trametes hirsuta
Trametes versicolor
Tremella concrescens
Tremella foliacea
Tremella fuciformis
Tremella mesinterica
Tremiscus helvelloides
Trichaptum biformis
Trichoglossum hirsutum
Tricholoma caligatum
Tricholoma flavovirens
Tricholoma gausapatum
Tricholoma ponderosa
Tricholoma portentosum
Tricholoma sejunctum
Tricholoma scalpturatum
Tricholoma viridi-olivaceum
Tricholomopsis platyphylla
Trichlomopsis rutilans
Tuber Canaliculatum
Tuber Oregonese
Tylopilus alboater
Tylopilus alboater species?
Tylopilus ballouii
Tylopilus conicus
Tylopilus gracilis
Tylopilus fellus
Tylopilus indecisus
Tylopilus intermedius
Tylopilus porphyrosporus
Tylopilus tabacinus
Tylopilus violotinctus
Tyromyces caesius
Ustilago maydis
Ustulina deusata
Vararia investiens
Verpa conica
Verpa digitaliformis
Verpa bohemica
Vibrissea albofusca
Vibrissea truncorum
Volvariella bombycina
Volvariella pusilla
Volvariella volvacea
Weraroa erythrocephala
Weraroa virescens
Wolfina aurantia
Wrightoporia subrutilans
Wynnea americana
Wynnea sparassoides
Xanthoconium affine
Xanthoconium [boletus] separans
Xeromphalina cauticinalis
Xerula megalospora
Xerula radicata
Xerula rubrobrunnescens
Xylaria anisopleaura
Xylaria apiculata
Xylaria cornu-damae
Xylaria filiformis
Xylaria longipes
Xylaria magnoliae
Xylaria molleroclavis
Xylaria polymorpha
Zelleromyces cinnabarinus