Adam's Fungi Page

There is no shortage of advice as to what an edible mushroom is and what a poisonous mushroom is. The only rule of thumb is that there is no rule of thumb. Or really safe rules like when in doubt, throw it out. One of the finest looking mushrooms in Northern California also happens to be very deadly. Identifying mushroom species can be difficult. It's best to get a good book for your area as well as a good friend who already knows the local fungi. One good mushroom book for the Northern California area is "Mushrooms Demystified" by David Arora. It has lots of fine pictures and stories too.

Click here for a text list of species on this page...

Edible
Ornamental

Photographic Challenges
Poisonous

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