Descriptions

The Basidiomycota

Coral Fungi


884
Coral or antler fungi, including some club fungi with a fleshy texture.

The Boletes


103
Mushrooms with pores. See polypores for fungi with minute pores, often growing on wood.

Toothed Fungi


515
The Hydnums, fungi with teeth like structures instead of gills.

Stinkhorns and allies


598
These fungi come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but usually with some slimy foul-smelling ooze on the surface.

The Agarics


100
Gills like radiating blades, and fruiting body with fleshy texture.

Chanterelles


634
Shallow gills, more folds than real gills, which extend down the stem.

Brackets and Crusts


423
Smooth or wrinkled lowwer surface, and tough texture. always growing on wood.

Polypores


373
Small pores underneath cap and leathery to very tough.

Puffballs


121
This group inludes Pretty Mouths, Earth Stars, and Puffballs.

The Ascomycota

Clubs


211
Club shaped, and often quite tough. Usually quite small. Spores form on the oustide of the head. Includes the Cordyceps, or vegetable caterpillers.

Truffle like


1376
Often small, berry like, on the surface of the forst floor (having been scratched up by animals) Very convoluted inner surface.

Cups


841
Often small, always cup shaped, often on wood.

Jelly Fungi


815
Brain like mass, often small, often on wood, sometimes as clubs, jelly like or rubbery texture.

Discs and Blobs


962
Small, disc shaped fungi with spores forming on the upper surface, or small blob shaped.

Myxomycetes

Slime moulds


1479
Not true fungi, but a separate kingdom altogether, these organisms are often motile, and vary considerably in size and shape. Often found on wet decaying wood.

Lichens

The Lichens


949
Not true fungi, but composite organisms usually comprising of an Ascomycete (cup-shaped) fungus and a unicellular green alga.