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Inedible Mushrooms

Here is a list of inedible mushrooms. The mushrooms are not necessary poisonous, but useless as food.

Take in consideration that mushrooms can look different depending on the location and climate. The photos on this page may not be representable for species in your area.

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Tricholomopsis decora   (Prunes and Custard)
Family
Tricholomataceae
Location
North America, Europe
Dimensions
Cap 4-12 cm diameter, stem 3.5-5.5 cm tall * 1-1.5 cm thick
Edibility
Inedible

Description
Tricholomopsis decora, also known as Prunes and Custard, is a medium to large, fleshy agaric, cap with brown fibrils on a predominantly yellow background with brown to blackish scales, thinning towards the margin. The mushroom grows on conifer logs late summer and fall.

Cap golden yellow, covered with fine grey-brown scales thinning towards the margin; at first convex, becoming broadly umbonate. Flesh pallid yellow and thin. Gills egg-yellow, adnexed very broad, crowded. Spores Spore print white. Stem yellow and covered with brownish, fibrillose scales, less densely than on cap, more or less equal. The mushroom has no ring.

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Tricholomopsis rutilans   (Plums and Custard)
Family
Tricholomataceae
Location
North America, Europe
Dimensions
Cap 2-12 cm diameter; stem 3.5-5.5 cm tall * 1-1.5 cm diameter
Edibility
Inedible

Description
Tricholomopsis rutilans, also known as Plums and Custard, is a medium to large, fleshy agaric that has a cap with plum fibrils on custard yellow background and gills are egg-yellow, which makes it easily recognised. It grows solitary or in small caespitose tufts on or close to rotting conifer stumps.

Cap plum-red scaled cap with yellow base colour. At first convex, becoming broadly umbonate. Gills egg -yellow, adnexed, broad, crowded. Stem cylindrical with a red scaly base developing to a yellow colour towards the cap, fibrillose scales, less densely than on cap. Flesh pallid yellow, tough, stuffed or full. Stem cylindrical and with a red scaly base developing to a yellow colour towards the cap. It has no ring or volva.

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Turbinellus floccosus   (Scaly Chanterelle)
Family
Gomphaceae
Location
North America, Asia
Dimensions
5-15 cm diameter * 8-15 cm tall
Edibility
Inedible

Description
Turbinellus floccosus, also known as Scaly Chanterelle, has an orange-capped vase- or trumpet-shaped fruiting body. The lower surface, the hymenium, is covered in wrinkles and ridges rather than gills or pores and is pale buff or yellowish to whitish.

Fruiting body initially cylindrical, maturing to trumpet- or vase-shaped. There is no clear demarcation between the cap and stipe. The stripe it is solid in younger specimens, though is often hollowed out by insect larvae in older. At higher elevations, two or three fruit bodies may arise from one stipe. Coloured various shades of reddish- to yellowish-orange, the cap surface is broken into scales, with the spaces between more yellow and the scales themselves more orange. The white flesh is fibrous and thick, though thins with age. Somewhat brittle, it can sometimes turn brown when cut or bruised. Spores are brownish.

Similar species The related Turbinellus kauffmanii is similar-looking but has a pale brown cap. Younger specimens of the latter species also have a pungent smell. Turbinellus fujisanensis, found in Japan, is another lookalike that has smaller spores than Turbinellus floccosus.

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Tylopilus felleus   (Bitter Bolete)
Family
Boletaceae
Location
North America, Europe
Dimensions
Cap 6-12 cm diameter, stem 7-10 cm tall * 2-3 cm diameter
Edibility
Inedible

Description
Tylopilus felleus, commonly known as the bitter bolete or the bitter tylopilus, is a bolete that has slightly to distinctly pink pores on the underside of the bun-shaped brown cap and a dark net on the thick stem are characteristic of this bolete. It is also distinguished by a very bitter taste.

Cap Grey-yellow to pale- or walnut-brown, it is slightly downy at first and later becomes smooth with a matte lustre. It is initially convex before flattening out with maturity. Flesh whitish, with pinkish tinge beneath cap cuticle, unchanging, thick and firm. Stem pallid background with brown reticulation, stout and slightly bulbous. The mushroom has no ring.

Similar species When young this is easily mistaken for Boletus edulis, except that it is very bitter and has a dark stem net.

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