Fungi 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 morbosa
Black Knot of Cherry
Ascomycete
Record

Mycosphaerella fragariae
Strawberry Leaf Spot
Ascomycete
Record

Phyllosticta sp.
Dogbane Leaf Spot
Ascomycete
Record

Rhytisma ilicinicola
Holly Tar Spot
Ascomycete
Record

Rhytisma punctatum
Pepper Tar Spot of Mountain Maple
Ascomycete
Record

Septoria lycopersici
Septoria Leaf Spot of Tomato
Ascomycete
Record

Taphrina communis or T. pruni
Plum Pocket
Ascomycete
Record

Basidiomycetes

Cronartium quercuum
Pine-Oak Rust
Basidiomycete
Record

Eocronartium muscicola
Moss parasite
Basidiomycete
Record

Exobasidium vaccinii
On blueberry
Basidiomycete
Record

Gymnoconia nitens
Orange Rust of Blackberry
Basidiomycete
Record

Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae
Cedar Apple Rust
Basidiomycete
Record

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

Puccinia cnici-oleracei
Aster Rust
Basidiomycete
Record

Puccinia sorghi
Corn Rust
Basidiomycete
Record

Pucciniastrum pyrolae
Pyrola Rust
Basidiomycete
Record

Uredinopsis osmundae
Uredinopsis Fern Rust
Basidiomycete
Record

Uromyces appendiculatus
Bean Rust
Basidiomycete
Record

Uromyces ari-triphylli
Jack-in-the-Pulpit Rust
Basidiomycete
Record

Slime Molds

Brefeldia maxima
Tapioca Slime Mold
Slime Mold
Record

Hemitrichia sp.
Slime Mold
Record

Macrofungi

Ascomycetes

Geoglossum difforme
Earth tongue (gilled mushroom also pictured)
Ascomycete
Record

Helvella crispa
White Saddle, Elfin Saddle, false morel
Ascomycete
Record

Morchella esculenta
Morel
Ascomycete
Record

Sarcoscypha occidentalis
Cup fungus
Ascomycete
Record

Verpa bohemica
Early False Morel
Ascomycete
Record

Agarics

Agaricus placomyces
Agaric
Basidiomycete
Spores:  dark brown
Record

Amanita rubescens
Agaric
Basidiomycete
Spores:  white
Record

Cortinarius semisanguineus
Agaric
Basidiomycete
Spores:  rusty brown
Record

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

Flammulaster limulatus
Agaric
Basidiomycete
Spores:  moderate yellowish brown
Record

Hygrocybe cantharellus
Waxy cap, agaric
Basidiomycete
Spores:  white
Record

Hygrocybe conica
Waxy cap, agaric
Basidiomycete
Spores:  white
Record

Laccaria longipes
Agaric
Basidiomycete
Spores:  white
Record

Laccaria trullisata
Agaric
Basidiomycete
Spores:  white
Record

Lactarius fuliginellus
Milk-cap, agaric
Basidiomycete
yellowish white
Record

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

Psathyrella cystidiosa
Agaric
Basidiomycete
Spores:  dark grayish brown
Record

Psathyrella rhodospora
Agaric
Basidiomycete
Spores:  grayish to moderate reddish brown
Record

Rhodotus palmatus
Agaric
Basidiomycete
Spores:  pale to light orange yellow
Record

Boletes

Boletus luridus
Bolete
Basidiomycete
Spores:  olive to olive brown
Record

Boletus pallidus
Bolete
Basidiomycete
Spores:  olive brown
Record

Suillus weaverae
Bolete
Basidiomycete
Spores:  light yellowish to reddish brown
Record

Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus
Bolete
Basidiomycete
Spores:  light reddish brown
Record

Chanterelles

Cantharellus cibarius
Chanterelle
Basidiomycete
Spores:  pale yellow
Record

Coral Fungi

Artomyces pyxidata
Coral fungus
Basidiomycete
Record

Clavulinopsis aurantio-cinnabarina var. amoena
Coral fungus
Basidiomycete
Record

Gasteromycetes

Astraeus hygrometricus
Earthstar
Basidiomycete
Record

Calvatia gigantea
Puffball
Basidiomycete
Record

Geastrum fimbriatum
Earthstar
Basidiomycete
Record

Lysurus cruciatus
Stinkhorn
Basidiomycete
Record

Lycoperdon perlatum
Puffball
Basidiomycete
Record

Scleroderma macrorhizon
Puffball
Basidiomycete
Record

Jelly Fungi

Auricularia auricula-judae
Jelly fungus
Basidiomycete
Record

Teeth Fungi

Hericium coralloides
Teeth fungus
Basidiomycete
Record

Phellodon niger
Teeth fungus
Basidiomycete
Record

Polypores

Coltricia perennis
Polypore
Basidiomycete
Record

Laetiporus sulphureus
Chicken of the Woods, Sulphur Polypore
Basidiomycete
Record

Phellinus gilvus
Polypore
Basidiomycete
Record

Polyporus arcularius
Polypore
Basidiomycete
Record