Fungi/Mushroom Checklist


This list has been compiled by Lu Piening and Charles Bird. Please notify either compiler if you come across an additional species in the J.J. Collett Natural Area. Back up your observation with a photograph if possible and record the time of year and habitat on which it was located such as marshy area, on dead or living trees, dry sandy areas, shade of trees, open grasslands.

The Myxomycota or Slime Molds are organisms which have slimy amorphous plasmodia that produce distinctive spore-bearing fruiting bodies.

Fungi/Mushrooms belong to the Domain Eukaryota – life forms made up of cells which have nuclei containing chromosomes.

Fungi/Mushrooms belong to the Kingdom Fungi – organisms made up of eukaryotic cells, and which lack the ability to photosynthesize. The Kingdom Fungi is made up of the Divisions Ascomycota and the Basidiomycota.

The Ascomycota, or sac fungi, is made up of organisms which have asci (singular ascus) that produce four or eight ascospores.

The Basidiomycota are fungi which reproduce by basidia, specialized end cells that usually bear four basidiospores.

The compilers of this checklist warn all readers to not eat any mushroom unless they are certain of its identity, or have it identified as safe to eat. Most of the local mushrooms are not deadly poisonous, however a few are, and they can be easily mistaken for common edible ones.

MYXOMYCOTA (Slime Molds)

Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa – Coral Slime Mold

Fuligo leviderma – no common name

Leocarpus fragilis – Egg-shell Slime Mold

Lycogala epidendron – Wolf’s Milk Slime Mold



Apiosporina collinsii – Black leaf and Witch’s Broom of Saskatoon

Apiosporina morbosa – Black Knot of Chokecherry

Bisporella citrina – Lemon Disc Fungus

Dacrymyces palmatus – Orange Jelly Fungus

Dibotryon morbosum – Black Knot Fungus

Discina perlata – Pig’s Ears

Gyromitra esculenta – Brain Mushroom

Gyromitra infula – Hooded False Morel

Helvella crispa – Fluted White Helvella

Microstoma protracta – Rosy Goblet

Morchella elata – Black Morel

Nectria cinnabarina – Coral Spot Canker or Fungus

Neobulgaria pura – Jelly Disc

Otidea alutacea – Ear-like Fungus

Otidea onotica – Donkey Ears or Orange Otidea

Ptychoverpa bohemica – Wrinkled Thimble or Early Morel

Rhytidiella baranyayi – False Chaga

Sarcoscypha coccinea – Tiny Scarlet Elf Cup

Scutellinia scutellata – Eyelash Cup

Urnula (Sarcoscypha) hiemalis – Black Urn Fungus



Agaricus arvensis – Horse Mushroom

Agaricus augustus – “The Prince”

Agaricus silvicola – Wood Agaricus

Agrocybe praecox – Spring Agrocybe

Amanita muscaria – Fly Amanita

Amanita vaginata – Grisette

Antrodia serialis – A resupinate bracket. No common name.

Armillaria mellea – Honey Mushroom

Baeospora myriadophylla – Lavender Badeospora

Bjerkandera adusta – Smoky Polypore or Smoky Bracket

Boletus edulis – King Bolete

Bovista plumbea – Lead-colored Puffball

Calvatia booniana – Giant Western Puffball

Cantharellula umbonata – Grayling

Chlorociboria aeruginosa-Emerald Cup Fungus

Chrysomphalina chrysophylla – Golden-gilled Mushroom

Clavulina cristata – White Coral or Crested Coral

Clitocybe geotropa – Trumpet Mushroom

Clitocybe gibba – Slim Funnel Mushroom

Clitocybe inversa – Orange Funnel Cap

Clitocybe irina – False Blewit

Clitocybe maxima – Large Funnel Cap

Clitocybe maxima – Large White Clitocybe

Clitocybe odora – White Anise-scented Clitocybe

Clitocybe robusta – Strong or Sturdy Clitocybe

Clitopilus prunulus – The Miller

Collybia dryophila – Forest-loving Collybia

Coltricia cinnamomea – Fairy Stool

Conocybe kuehneriana – Kuehner’s Conocybe

Coprinellus ellisii – Woodchip Coprinus

Coprinopsis picacea – Magpie Coprinus

Coprinopsis uliginicola – Bog Psathyrella

Coprinus atramentarius – Smooth Inky Cap

Coprinus comatus – Shaggy Mane

Coprinus micaceus – Glistening Inky Cap

Cortinarius alboviolaceus – Silvery Violet Cortinarius

Cortinarius multiformis – Variable Cortinarius

Cortinarius purpurascens – Purple-staining Cortinarius

Cortinarius semisanguineus – Red-gilled Cortinarius

Cortinarius trivialis – Early Cortinarius

Crepidotus cinnabarinus – Red Crepidotus

Crepidotus mollis – Soft Crepidotus

Cuphophyllus virgineus – Snow-white Waxgill

Cystoderma carcharias – Pearly Powdercup

Dacrymyces stillatus – Common Jellyspot Fungus

Daedaleopsis confragosa – Blushing Bracket

Flammulina fennae – Velvet Foot

Fomes fomentarius – Tinder Conk

Fometopsis pinicola – Red-belted Bracket Fungus

Ganoderma applanatum – Artist’s Bracket

Gloeophyllum sepiarium – Rusty-gilled Polypore

Gloeoporus dichrous – Gelatinous-pored Polypore

Gloeoporus taxicola – no common name

Gymnopus confluens – Tufted Collybia

Gymnopus (Collybia) dryophilus – Forest-loving Collybia

Hebeloma crustuliniforme – Poison Pie

Hebeloma mesophaeum – Dark-centered Hebeloma

Hemimycena albidula – no common name

Hericium ramosum – Branched Hericium

Hohenbuehelia petaloides – Shoehorn Oyster

Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca – False Chanterelle

Hygrophorus agathosmus – Grey Almond Waxycap

Hygrophorus camarophyllus – Smoky Waxgill

Hygrophorus chrysodon – Golden-fringed Waxgill

Hygrophorus eburneus – Ivory Waxy Cap

Hygrophorus erubescens – Reddening Waxgill

Hygrophorus olivaceoalbus – Sheated Waxgill

Hygrophorus piceae – Spruce Waxgill

Hygrophorus pudorinus – Blushing Waxgill

Hypholoma fasciculare – Sulphur Tuft

Hyphonoma capnoides – Conifer Tuft

Hypsizygus marmoreus – Western Hypsizygus

Inocybe dulcamara – Brown Scaly Inocybe

Irpex lacteus – Milk-white Toothed Polypore

Laccaria laccata – Orange Laccaria

Lactarius deliciosus – Delicious Milkcap

Lactarius fumosus – Smoky Milkcap

Lactarius pubescens – Downy Milkcap

Lactarius rufus – Red-hot Lactarius

Lactarius torminosus – Woolly Milkcap

Laetiporus confericola – Sulphur Shelf

Leccinum boreale – Northern Roughstem or Redtop

Leccinum ochraceum Ochre Roughstem

Lentinus strigosus – Hairy Oyster

Lenzites betulina – White-gilled Polypore

Lepiota alba – Small White Lepiota

Lepiota clypeolaria – Shaggy-stalked Parasol

Lepista gilva – Golden Lepista

Lepista inversa – Orange Funnel Cap

Lepista (Clitocybe) irina – Woolly Lepista

Lepista irina – False or Flowery Blewit

Leucoagaricus americanus – American Parasol

Leucopaxillus (Clitocybe) gigantea Giant Leucopax

Leucopaxillus giganteus – Giant Leocopax

Leucopaxillus piceinus – Spruce Leucopax

Leucopaxillus septentrionalis – Northern Leucopax

Limacella glioderma – Fox-colored Limacella

Lycoperdon marginatum – The Peeling Puffball

Lycoperdon molle – Soft Puffball

Lycoperdon perlatum – Warted or Gem-studded Puffball

Lycoperdon pyriforme – Pear-shaped Puffball

Lycoperdon umbrinum – Umber Puffball

Macrolepiota rhacodes – Shaggy Parasol

Marasmius epiphyllus – White Pinwheel

Marasmius oreades – Fairy Ring Mushroom

Marasmius pallidocephalus – Conifer Pinwheel

Marasmius strictipes – Tightly-bunched or Orange-yellow Marasmius

Melanoleuca alboflavida – Yellowish-white Melanoleuca

Mycena epipterygia – Yellow-stalked Mycena

Mycena galericulata – Common Tufted Mycena

Mycena haematopus (Bleeding Fairy Helmet or Blood-foot Mushroom)

Mycena leaiana – Orange Mycena

Mycena pura – Pink or Lilac Mycena

Mycena rosea – Rosy Bonnet

Mycena stannea – Pewter Mycena

Panaeolina foensisecii – Haymaker’s Mushroom

Peniophora rufa – Red Tree Brain

Peziza repanda – Brown Cup

Phaeocollybia christinae – Christine’s Rootshank

Phellinus igniarius – Willow Bracket Fungus

Phellinus tremulae – Aspen Trunk Rot

Pholiota destruens – Poplar Pholiota

Pholiota squarrosa – Scaly Pholiota

Phyllotopsis nidulans – Smelly Oyster

Pleurotus dryinus – Veiled Oyster

Pleurotus ostreatus – Oyster Mushroom

Pluteus lutescens – Yello-stalked Deer Mushroom or Yellow-stemmed Pluteus

Polyporus alveolaris – Hexagonal-pored Polypore

Polyporus badius – Blackleg or Liver-brown Polypore

Polyporus varius – Penny Size Blackfoot

Psathyrella megaspora – Big-spored Psathyrella

Psathyrella uliginicola – Bog Psathyrella

Punctularia strigoso-zonata – Zoned Phlebia

Pycnoporellus alboluteus – Orange Sponge Polypore

Ramaria abietina – Green-staining Coral

Rickenella fibula – Orange Pin Mushroom

Russula albida – Soft White Russula

Russula Americana – American Russula

Russula borealis – Northern Russula

Russula chaemaeoleontina – Small Yellow Russula

Russula decolorans – Greying Russula or Copper Brittlegill

Russula emetica – The Sickener

Russula fragilis – Fragile Russula

Sarcodon imbricatus – Scaly Hedgehog

Sparassis crispa – Sponge or Cauliflower Fungus

Stereum complicatum – Crowded Parchment Fungus

Stereum hirsutum – False Turkeytail

Stereum sanguineolentum – Bleeding Conifer Crust

Stropharia kauffmanii – Kauffman’s Stropharia

Suillus brevipes – Short-stemmed Bolete

Thelephora caryophyllea – Funnel-shaped or Carnation Thelephora

Thelephora terrestris – Earth Fan

Trametes hirsuta – Hairy Bracket

Trametes pubescens – Bracket with no common name

Trichaptum subchartaceum – no common name

Tricholoma inamoenum – Ill-scented Tricholoma

Tricholoma populinum – The Sandy

Tricholoma terreum – Earthy Tricholoma

Tricholoma ustale – Burnt Tricholoma

Tricholoma vaccinum – Scaly Tricholoma

Tricholomopsis rutilans – King’s Coat

Tyromyces chioneus – White Cheese Polypore

Vascellum pretense – Western Lawn Puffball

Xeromphalina fraxinipholia – Rufus Fuzzyfoot