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Photo Gallery

The photo gallery is intended to provide a brief introduction to the micro- and macrofungi of Minnesota.  Examples include common names where appropriate, taxonomic division, link to MycoPortal herbarium record (for the pictured specimen when available), photograph (click to enlarge) and photographer (credited on photo).

Entries are grouped into Micro- or Macrofungi; Microfungi are then partitioned into Ascomycetes, Basidiomycetes and Slime Molds; Macrofungi are split into Ascomycetes and the Basidiomycete morphological groups Agarics, Boletes, Chanterelles, Coral Fungi, Gasteromycetes, Jelly Fungi, Teeth Fungi and Polypores.

Microfungi

Ascomycetes

 

Apiosporina morbosaApio-morb-thumbnail-fungi

Black Knot of Cherry
Ascomycete
Record

Mycosphaerella fragariaeStrawberry-Mycosphaerella-thumbnail-fungi

Strawberry Leaf Spot
Ascomycete
Record
 

Phyllosticta sp.Dogbane-Phyllo-thumbnail-fungi

Dogbane Leaf Spot
Ascomycete
Record
 

Rhytisma ilicinicolaIlex-tarspot-thumbnail-fungi

Holly Tar Spot
Ascomycete
Record
 

Rhytisma punctatumRhyt-punc-thumbnail-rename-fungi

Pepper Tar Spot of Mountain Maple
Ascomycete
Record
 

Septoria lycopersiciTomato-Septoria-thumbnail-fungi

Septoria Leaf Spot of Tomato
Ascomycete
Record
 

Taphrina communis or T. pruniPlum-pocket-thumbnail-fungi

Plum Pocket
Ascomycete
Record
 

Basidiomycetes

 

Cronartium quercuumPineOak-rust-thumbnail-fungi

Pine-Oak Rust
Basidiomycete
Record
 

Eocronartium muscicolaEocr-musc-thumbnail-fungi

Moss parasite
Basidiomycete
Record

Exobasidium vacciniiBlueberry-Exo-thumbnail-fungi

On blueberry
Basidiomycete
Record
 

Gymnoconia nitensOrange-rust-thumbnail-rename-fungi

Orange Rust of Blackberry
Basidiomycete
Record
 

Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianaeCedar-apple-thumbnail-fungi

Cedar Apple Rust
Basidiomycete
Record
 

Kriegeria eriophoriKrie-erio-thumbnail-fungi

Parasite on sedge leaves (pictured wet above and dry below)
Basidiomycete
Record
 

Puccinia cnici-oleraceiAster-rust-thumbnail-fungi

Aster Rust
Basidiomycete
Record
 

Puccinia sorghiCorn-rust-thumbnail-fungi

Corn Rust
Basidiomycete
Record
 

Pucciniastrum pyrolaePyrola-rust-thumbnail-rename-fungi

Pyrola Rust
Basidiomycete
Record
 

Uredinopsis osmundaeFern-rust-thumbnail-fungi

Uredinopsis Fern Rust
Basidiomycete
Record
 

Uromyces appendiculatusBean-rust-thumbnail-fungi

Bean Rust
Basidiomycete
Record
 

Uromyces ari-triphylliJackinthe-rust-thumbnail-fungi

Jack-in-the-Pulpit Rust
Basidiomycete
Record
 

Slime Molds

Brefeldia maximaBref-maxi-thumbnail-fungi

Tapioca Slime Mold
Slime Mold
Record

Hemitrichia sp.Myxo-thumbnail-fungi


Slime Mold
Record
 

Macrofungi

Ascomycetes

Geoglossum difformeGeog-diff-thumbnail-fungi

Earth tongue (gilled mushroom also pictured)
Ascomycete

Record

Helvella crispaHelv-cris-thumbnail-fungi

White Saddle, Elfin Saddle, false morel
Ascomycete

Record

Morchella esculentaMorc-escu-thumbnail-fungi

Morel
Ascomycete

Record

Sarcoscypha occidentalisSarc-occi-thumbnail-fungi

Cup fungus
Ascomycete

Record

Verpa bohemicaVerp-bohe-thumbnail-fungi

Early False Morel
Ascomycete

Record

Agarics

Agaricus placomycesAgar-plac-thumbnail-fungi

Agaric
Basidiomycete
Spores:  dark brown
Record

Amanita rubescensAman-rube-thumbnail-fungi

Agaric
Basidiomycete
Spores:  white
Record

Cortinarius semisanguineusDerm-semi-thumbnail-fungi

Agaric
Basidiomycete
Spores:  rusty brown
Record

Entoloma giganteumEnto-giga-thumbnail-fungi

Agaric (deformed fruit body below from E. giganteum and Armillaria interaction)
Basidiomycete
Spores:  salmon pink
Record

Flammulaster limulatusFlam-limu-thumbnail-rename-fungi

Agaric
Basidiomycete
Spores:  moderate yellowish brown
Record

Hygrocybe cantharellusHygr-cant-thumbnail-fungi

Waxy cap, agaric
Basidiomycete
Spores:  white
Record

Hygrocybe conicaHygr-coni-thumbnail-fungi

Waxy cap, agaric
Basidiomycete
Spores:  white
Record

Laccaria longipesLacc-long-thumbnail-fungi

Agaric
Basidiomycete
Spores:  white
Record

Laccaria trullisataLacc-trul-thumbnail-fungi

Agaric
Basidiomycete
Spores:  white
Record

Lactarius fuliginellusLact-fuli-thumbnail-fungi

Milk-cap, agaric
Basidiomycete
yellowish white
Record

Lactarius maculatipesLact-macu-thumbnail-fungi

Milk-cap, agaric
Basidiomycete
Spores:  pale orange yellow
Record

Psathyrella cystidiosaPsat-cyst-thumbnail-fungi

Agaric
Basidiomycete
Spores:  dark grayish brown
Record

Psathyrella rhodosporaPsat-rhod-thumbnail-fungi

Agaric
Basidiomycete
Spores:  grayish to moderate reddish brown
Record

Rhodotus palmatusRhod-palm-thumbnail-fungi

Agaric
Basidiomycete
Spores:  pale to light orange yellow
Record

Boletes

Boletus luridusBole-luri-thumbnail-fungi

Bolete
Basidiomycete
Spores:  olive to olive brown
Record

Boletus pallidusBole-pall-thumbnail-fungi

Bolete
Basidiomycete
Spores:  olive brown
Record

Suillus weaveraeSuil-weav-thumbnail-fungi

Bolete
Basidiomycete
Spores:  light yellowish to reddish brown
Record

Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceusTylo-plum-thumbnail-fungi

Bolete
Basidiomycete
Spores:  light reddish brown
Record

Chanterelles

Cantharellus cibariusCant-ciba-thumbnail-fungi

Chanterelle
Basidiomycete
Spores:  pale yellow
Record

Coral Fungi

Artomyces pyxidataClav-pyxi-thumbnail-rename-fungi

Coral fungus
Basidiomycete

Record

Clavulinopsis aurantio-cinnabarina var. amoenaClav-aura-thumbnail-fungi

Coral fungus
Basidiomycete

Record

Gasteromycetes

Astraeus hygrometricusAstr-hygr-thumbnail-fungi

Earthstar
Basidiomycete

Record

Calvatia giganteaCalv-giga-thumbnail-fungi

Puffball
Basidiomycete

Record

Geastrum fimbriatumGeas-fimb-thumbnail-fungi

Earthstar
Basidiomycete

Record

Lysurus cruciatusLysu-cruc-thumbnail-fungi

Stinkhorn
Basidiomycete

Record

Lycoperdon perlatumLyco-perl-thumbnail-fungi

Puffball
Basidiomycete

Record

Scleroderma macrorhizonScle-macr-thumbnail-fungi

Puffball
Basidiomycete

Record

Jelly Fungi

Auricularia auricula-judaeAuri-auri-thumbnail-fungi

Jelly fungus
Basidiomycete

Record

Teeth Fungi

Hericium coralloidesHeri-cora-thumbnail-fungi

Teeth fungus
Basidiomycete

Record

Phellodon nigerPhel-nige-thumbnail-fungi

Teeth fungus
Basidiomycete

Record

Polypores

Coltricia perennisColt-pere-thumbnail-rename-fungi

Polypore
Basidiomycete

Record

Laetiporus sulphureusLaet-sulp-thumbnail-fungi

Chicken of the Woods, Sulphur Polypore
Basidiomycete

Record

Phellinus gilvusPhel-gilv-thumbnail-fungi

Polypore
Basidiomycete

Record

Polyporus arculariusPoly-arcu-thumbnail-rename-fungi

Polypore
Basidiomycete

Record

 

Mushroom Hunting Resources

Minnesota Mushroom Checklist

Mushroom Book List

Mushroom Collection Guidelines for Herbarium Specimens

Collection Guidelines for Microfungi on Plants

Description Sheets

For more information, please contact:

David McLaughlin, Curator of Fungi
Department of Plant Biology
University of Minnesota
1445 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul MN 55108-1095
(email) davem@umn.edu
(Ph) 612-625-5736
(Fax) 612-625-1738