If you know what a mushroom looks like, but don't know what it is, this list can be of help identifying it. The mushrooms are grouped by family, so closely related mushrooms are listed together. Click on the pictures to enlarge them and click on the caption to show the details regarding the mushroom. Comparing the mushroom’s likeness to a photograph is not sufficient for identification. The other characteristics of the mushroom must also be checked. Please read the beginner's guide to the identification basics.
Many mushrooms are poisonous and some are lethally poisonous. It can be very hard to distinguish between an edible and a poisonous mushroom. We recommend, because of this, that you don't eat wild mushrooms at all, and this site does not contain any information about the edibility or toxicity of the mushrooms listed here.
Although efforts have been made to ensure accuracy on this website, the information may contain errors and omissions and should not be relied upon and be used as any basis for eating any plants or mushrooms.