Inedible Mushrooms identifications

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Total mushrooms fount: 1120

Chondostereum purpureum (Fr.) Pouz. syn. Stereum purpureum (Fr.) Fr. Purpurner Schichtpilz, Lil?s r?teggomba, Stereum pourpre, Silverleaf Fungus. Bracket 1.5?3cm across, 1?2cm wide, 0.2?0.5cm thick, usually several brackets fused together and overlapping; extremely undulate, tough when fresh becoming brittle when dry; upper surface covered in dense white woolly hairs in concentric bands; lower surface dark violaceous or violaceous-brown in young specimens and becoming brownish with age, drying paler (lower specimens in photograph). Spores subcylindrical, 5?8 x 2.5?3?. Hyphal structure monomitic; generative hyphae with clamp-connections. Habitat parasitic or saprophytic on various trees, especially members of the Rosaceae. Season all year. Common. Not edible. Distribution, America and Europe. This fungus is the cause of ?silver leaf? disease which leads to the destruction of fruit trees; plum trees are particularly susceptible. The first visible sign of infection is silvering of the leaves due to the upper epidermis becoming separated from the rest of the leaf and lifting in patches. This effect occurs progressively along a branch and on cutting the wood appears stained brown by the fungus. If the wood is cut back until no infection is seen and the wound treated with a fungicide the fungus can be eliminated. Where silvering of the leaves occurs all over a tree simultaneously it is unlikely to be due to this fungus; this can be verified by examination of the wood for staining. This false silver leaf which has the same symptom, that of the upper epidermis lifting, is caused by physiological disturbance such as heavy pruning.
Chlorociboria aeruginascens (Nyl.) Karst. ex Ram syn.. Chlorosplenium aeruginascens (Nyl.) Karst. Green Wood-cup, Chlorosplenium blue-vert, Gr-ner Holzbecherling, Z-ld facs-szegomba, Kopergroene bekerzwam. Fruit body 1-5mm across, cup-shaped then flattened with a wavy, irregular margin, attached to the substrate by a short stalk, bright blue-green throughout. Asci 70 x 5m. Spores fusiform, containing two small oil drops situated at opposite ends of the spore, 6-10 x 1.5-2-. Habitat on fallen branches of deciduous trees, especially oak. The mycelium growing through the wood stains it conspicuously blue-green. Season mainly autumn although also found in spring to autumn. The stained wood is often seen but the fruit bodies are less frequent. Not edible. Distribution, America and Europe. The infected wood, known as -green oak-, was formerly used in the manufacture of Tunbridge ware, a traditional method of decoration where woods of different colours were arranged into blocks to give the desired pattern, compressed, then cut transversely into thin strips of veneer.
Ceriporiopsis gilvescens (Bres.) Dom. syn. Poria gilvescens Bres. Blasser Krustenschwamm Fruit body resupinate, initially small then merging into larger patches up to 10?15 x 2?5cm and 0.5cm thick, white, bruising or drying flesh-coloured, reddish-brown or ochraceous but remaining pale at the sterile margin. Tubes 1?4mm long, pale reddish-brown. Pores 3?5 per mm, more or less angular. Spores ellipsoid-cylindric, 4?6(7) x 1.5?2?. Hyphal system monomitic; hyphae thin-walled with clamp-connections. Habitat on logs and rotting stumps of deciduous trees. Season all the year, annual. Occasional. Not edible. Found In Europe.
Capitotricha bicolor (Bull.) Baral syn. Dasyscyphus bicolor (Bull.Fex Merat) Fuckel. Asco. Small cups 1-2mm across, yellow on the inside white on the outside, which is covered with thick white hairs, margin inrolled when dry. Aci 8 spored, spores 7-10 x 1.5-2.5. Found in many parts of the world Europe and America growing on twigs of dead Oak, and other hardwood twigs. Not edible.
Cantharellus ignicolor Petersen Cap 1-5cm, convex with a slight depression and an inrolled margin, becoming flat with a deep depression and a decurved to wavy margin; apricot orange to yellow-orange, becoming somewhat dingy in age; smooth to rough or uneven. Fertile undersurface descending stem, narrow, distant, forked ridges with cross veins; orange-yellow, becoming wine-buff or violet-tinged when spores are mature. Stem 20-60 x 2-15mm, compressed, stuffed becoming hollow; dingy orange becoming paler. Flesh thin; concolorous with cap. Odor none or very slightly fragrant. Taste none. Spores broadly ellipsoid, smooth, nonamyloid, 9-13 x 6-9?. Deposit ochre-salmon. Habitat scattered, in groups, or in dense clusters on the ground under deciduous or coniferous trees. Found in eastern North America, south to Georgia and west to Michigan. Season July-September. Edibility not known
Cantharellula cyathiformis (Bull. ex Fr.) Sing. syn. Clitocybe cyathiformis (Bull. ex Fr.) Kummer New syn. Pseudoclitocybe cyathiformis. The Goblet, Clitocybe en coupe, Becher-Trichterling, K?v?barna ?lt?lcs?rgomba, Bruine Schijntrechterzwam. Cap 2?7cm across, funnel-shaped with a strongly inrolled margin, dark grey-brown to umber drying paler. Stem 40?80?5?10mm, paler than the cap with a silky white fibrous covering, swollen towards the downy base. Flesh thin, pallid. Taste mild, smell mushroomy. Gills more or less decurrent, pale grey becoming brownish with age. Spore print white. Spores ovoid, amyloid, 8?11 x 5?6?. Habitat amongst grass, leaf litter, on very rotten logs or other debris in mixed woodland. Season late autumn to winter. Occasional. Inedible. (Never eat any mushroom until you are certain it is edible as many are poisonous and some are deadly poisonous.) Distribution, America and Europe.
Caloscypha fulgens (Pers. ex Fr.) Bond. Narancssz-n- foltos cs-szegomba. Cup 1-5cm wide, irregularly cup-shaped; inner surface deep yellow staining blue-green and drying orange, outer surface blue to greenish blue. No stem. Asci 8-spored, 150 x 10-. Spores globose, smooth, 5-7 x 5-7-. Habitat singly to clustered in wet, boggy places in mountainous coniferous areas. Sometimes common. Found in northern North America and California and Europe. Season April-July. Not edible.
Calocera glossoides (Pers. ex Fr.) Fr. syn. Dacryomitra glossoides (Pers.) Bref. Zungen-H?rnling. Fruit body 3?10mm high, yellow, conical to club-shaped and often compressed or longitudinally wrinkled with a short distinct stem which becomes dark blackish-brown or drying. Flesh firm gelatinous, yellow. Spores white, narrowly elliptical to subcylindric or sausage-shaped, 12?14(17) x 3?5?, becoming three-septate at maturity. Basidia shaped like tuning-forks. Habitat on dead branches or stumps of oak. Season early autumn to early winter. Uncommon. Not edible. Found In Europe.
Calocera furcata (Fr.) Fries A Dacrymcete Vill-s enyves-korallgomba. Found growing on dead conifer wood. Fruit bodies small bright yellow stags horns with distinctive forked tips which separates it from Calocera cornea.
Byssonectria fusispora (Berk.) Rogerson & Korf An Ascomycete. Fruit bodies orange balls with a cup opening .5-3mm across. Found on burnt sites (not on moss!). Arising from a creamy coloured mycelial carpet. Autumn sometimes through the winter. Asci 8 spored up to 250um long, spores 20-25 x 8-10um. Not edible. Rare but possibly under reported.
Bulgaria rufa Schw. New syn. Galiella rufa Fruit body 2-7cm across, closed at first, then opening to become shallowly cup-shaped with an incurved margin; inner surface pale reddish or reddish brown, with a gelatinous layer giving a rubbery consistency; outer surface blackish brown with clusters of hairs. Stem up to 10 x 5mm, attached below by dense mass of black mycelium. Asci narrow, up to 275-300-. Spores ellipsoid, with ends strongly narrowed, 10 x 20-. Habitat in groups or dense clusters on buried sticks under leaf mold or soil. Often common. Found in eastern North America. Season May-June. Not edible.
Buglossoporus pulvinus (Pers. ex Pers.) Donk. Syn. Polyporus quercinus (Shrad.) ex Fr. Bracket 5-10 (20) cm wide about 5 cm deep. Found only on Oak. Spores yellowish, 6-10x2.5-4. Very rare in Britain, must be protected.
Bondarzewia montana (Qu-l.) Singer Hegyi likacsosgomba. Fruit body annual. Cap up to11cm across, 1cm thick, one or several on a branched stem, convex becoming flat and sunken; purplish brown or ochraceous brown; scurfy or finely felty becoming wrinkled. Tubes up to 2mm deep, often decurrent on stem, continuous with flesh; cream-colored. Pores 1-3 per mm, angular; surface cream-colored. Stem up to 120 x 40mm, central or off center; brown; velvety, rooting. Flesh up to 1cm thick, firm, hard; cream-colored. Odor pleasant, nutlike. Spores globose to subglobose, amyloid, ornamented with irregular short amyloid ridges, 6-8 x 5-7-. Deposit white. Hyphal structure dimitic. Habitat on the ground or on buried wood under conifers - pine, spruce, fir, Douglas fir. Found in the Pacific Northwest and California. Season September-November. Edible.
Boletus versicolor Rostk. Bunter R?hrling Bolet multicolore Cap 3?6cm, red, scarlet or vinaceous, with a faint olivaceous flush near margin or disc. Stem slender and often very long, up to 75mm, lemon-yellow or lemon-chrome at apex, red elsewhere becoming rusty towards the base. Flesh dirty buff or straw-coloured in cap, lemon-yellow in stem apex, vinaceous or blood-red below and brownish at the base, blueing slowly over tubes. Taste and smell not distinct. Tubes lemon-yellow with greenish flush when older. Pores large, angular, similarly coloured, bruising blue. Spore print olivaceous snuff-brown. Spores subfusiform, 11?14?4.5?5.5m. Habitat with broad-leaved trees in grass. Season autumn. Rare. Edible but not good. Found In Europe. Now normally called B. rubellus.
Boletus subtomentosus L. ex Fr. Samtiger R?hrling Molyhos tin?ru. Cap 4?10cm, very velvety, fulvous to pale sepia, darkening where rubbed or bruised. Stem up to 80 x 10?15(20)mm, pale at apex and yellow towards middle sometimes with a wide, coarse, irregular network of dark brick-coloured veins, paler again towards the base. Flesh white in cap with a date-brown line beneath the cuticle, rust above tubes and flushed lemon-yellow in base of stem, hardly blueing or not at all on cutting. Taste and smell not distinctive. Tubes lemon-chrome blueing on exposure to air. Pores large, angular, similarly coloured, bruising blue on handling then fading. Spore print olivaceous snuff-brown. Spores subfusiform-ellipsoid, 9?11.5 x 3.5?4.5?. Habitat in broad-leaved and mixed woods, particularly with birch. Season autumn. Rare. Edibility unknown. Distribution, America and Europe.