Mushroom Species List

This page lists all the mushroom species for which I have photos. In some cases, I can only really be sure of the genus. Also; since i'm an amateur and not a highly paid, professional mushroom hunter, I could easily be wrong with some of these identifications.

A great resource for identifying mushrooms is a book "Mushrooms Demystified" by David Arora. It's the perfect book for the California mushroom hunter; it covers almost all the local species. The common names in this list were taken from this book, common names in your area may differ; ask the mushroom when in doubt.

Amanita pantherina Panther Amanita

Agaricus augustus The Prince

Cantharellus cibarius Chanterelle

Hygrocybe coccinea Righteous Red Waxy Cap

Pseudohydnum gelatinosum Toothed Jelly Fungus

Leotia lubrica Jelly Babies

My original identification, a Green Waxy Cap, was incorrect. They are most likely "Jelly Babies". They have a variability in color, but I could not tell whether this was due to age or "waterloggedness".

Morchella elata Black Morel

Helvella lacunosa Black Elfin Saddle

Gomphus floccosus Woolly Chanterelle

Ramaria sp? A white Coral Mushroom

I could not find such a fine white coral mushroom in my book. They were growing everywhere, and pose quite a challenge to get proper exposure.

Mycena capillaris? Miniscule Mycena

Lots of mycena mushrooms fit the "itty bitty mushroom" description. This species has a black or very dark brown, thread like stem and grows exclusively on tanoak leaves.

Mycena sp. Some Woodloving Mycena

Although I haven't identified them, they are very pretty, backlit pictures, unusual for mushroom photographs.