PHOTOGRAPHS
OF
KANSAS MUSHROOMS


      Below are links to photographs of a few of the mushrooms found in Kansas.  Included are both common mushrooms and some that are rarely seen. No attempt has been made to give detailed identification characteristics of the mushrooms, as this is best left to the many good field guides available.  These photographs should not be used to determine the edibility of mushrooms. No wild mushroom should be eaten until it is identified by an expert!
    The mushroom pictured on this page is Volvariella bombycina, a rather rare mushroom which fruits several times a year on a nearly dead box elder tree in my yard.  It is notable for the silky texture of  the cap and the persistent, almost leathery volva.
 
Agaricus campestris Amanita populiphila
Amanita thiersii Calvatia craniiformis
Calvatia rubroflava Chlorophyllum molybdites
Coltricia montagnei Coprinus micaceus
Flammulina velutipes Ganoderma lucidum
Geastrum saccatum Gyromitra caroliniana
Gyromitra fastigiata Hericium coralloides
Hypomyces lactifluorum Hypsizygus ulmarius
Laccaria ochropurpurea Laetiporus cincinnatus
Lycoperdon pulcherrimum Lysurus mokusin
Morchella semilibera Mutinus elegans
Omphalotus olearius Oxyporus populinus
Pseudocolus fusiformis Rhodotus palmatus
Sarcoscypha occidentalis Urnula craterium
Volvariella pusilla


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