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Types of Wild Mushrooms

Agaricus ​Arvensis​
Agaricus ​Arvensis​

Agaricus blazei is a type of edible medicinal mushroom grown in Brazil, Japan, and China. In Brazil, agaricus mushroom is known as "Cogumelo do Sol" and in Japan, it is known as "Himematsutake." Although research on the health effects of agaricus mushroom is very limited, some preliminary studies suggest that it may offer certain benefits.

Agaricus ​Silvaticus​
Agaricus ​Silvaticus​

In summary, the blushing wood mushroom (Agaricus silvaticus) is an edible fungus whose utility extends beyond the arena of food into the realm of cancer treatment. Studies have shown that ingesting A. silvaticus supplements can improve the nutritional parameters, biochemical markers, and overall quality of life in individuals with breast and colorectal cancers.

Amanita ​Caesarea​
Amanita ​Caesarea​

The true A. caesarea is not known to occur in North America. A. jacksonii is an NA species that resembles A. caesarea. There is not a lot of agreement about the quality of this type as an edible.

Bay Bolete​
Bay Bolete​

Edible bolete mushrooms, also known as porcini, are a delicious wild mushroom. Here's how you tell an edible bolete mushroom from a questionable bolete. Edible bolete mushrooms, also known as porcini, are a delicious wild mushroom.

Chroogomphus​
Chroogomphus​

Chroogomphus / k r oʊ. ə ˈ ɡ ɒ m f ə s / is a genus of mushrooms commonly known as pine-spikes or spike-caps based on their shape and because they are often found growing in association with pine trees. The genus is distributed throughout the Northern Hemisphere including North America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia.

Chroogomphus ​Rutilus​
Chroogomphus ​Rutilus​

Chroogomphus rutilus , found in Europe, is the type species for this genus. It has been the subject of investigation as the source of antibiotics, as well as other potentially useful secondary compounds. The cap is up to 10 cm in diameter and red-brown in colour.

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Enokitake​
Enokitake​

These mushrooms are cultivars of Flammulina velutipes, also known by the name golden needle mushroom, futu mushroom or lily mushroom. Wild forms differing in color, texture, and sliminess are called names including futu, seafood mushrooms, winter mushrooms or winter fungus, velvet foot, velvet stem or velvet shank.

Giant Puffball​
Giant Puffball​

The Purple-spored Puffball (Calvatia cyathiformis; see photos above and below left) is, in some areas, as common as the Giant Puffball, and many people who are oblivious of the difference between the two species; fortunately, they're both fine edibles, as is a third somewhat less common species, the Skull-shaped Puffball (Calvatia craniformis, see photo, below right).

Honey Fungus​
Honey Fungus​

Mediocre was the universal report. Slimy, remarked another. Then I read that the Russians, Poles and Ukrainians loved these things, and that there is a traditional pierogi made in Ukraine with honey mushrooms. There was my dish! Cooked honey mushrooms have a special characteristic.

Shaggy Mane​
Shaggy Mane​

Shaggy Mane (Coprinus comatus) The Shaggy Mane, also occasionally known as the Lawyers Wig, is a distinctive and easy to recognize mushroom. It's size, shape, and tendency to grow in tight groups make it easy to spot even from considerable distance.

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