CMS Book - Foraging Mushrooms: Southern Rocky Mountains

We are writing a book, and we need YOUR mushroom photos! “Foraging Mushrooms: Southern Rocky Mountains” is being written by a group of club members, along with members of the Pikes Peak Mycological Society. The book will be a great resource for not only our clubs but for mushroom enthusiasts throughout Colorado, Wyoming and northern New Mexico. We are asking for any photographs of the species that will be in our book. All photographs that are chosen to be in the book will be acknowledged, and you will get a free copy of the published book. All proceeds from the book will go to our clubs. We have a website set up for you to upload your photographs here:

Here is a list of the species which will be included in the book, for which we need photos:

Agaricus amicosus (Friendly Agaricus)

Flammulina velutipes (Enoki, Velvet shank)

Agaricus arvensis (Horse mushroom)

Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk)

Agaricus bernardii (Salt-loving Agaricus)

Gomphus calvatus (Pig’s ear)

Agaricus bitorquis

Gyromitra gigas  (snow Morel)

Agaricus campestris  (meadow mushroom)

Hericium corraloides (Lion’s mane)

Agaricus julius (The Rocky Mtn prince)

Hydnum repandum (Hedgehog)

Agaricus silvicolai (Woodland Agaricus)

Hypomyces lactiflorum (Lobster mushroom)

Albatrellus confluens (fused polypore)

Lactarius deterrimus (Orange milk cap)

Albatrellus ellisii  (Crocodile Polypore)

Lactarius rubrilacleus (Red milk Lactarius)

Albatrellus ovinus (Sheep’s polypore)

Leccinum species >> difficulty on taxonomy

Amanita populiphila (Poplar-loving Amanita)

Leucoagaricus leucothites (Lepiota naucina) (white dapperling)

Amanita vaginata group (Grisette)

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

Apioperdon pyriforme  (Stump puffball)

Lycoperdon umbrinum  (Brown puffball)

Armillaria solidipes (Honey mushroom)

Morchella sp.  (Morels)

Artomyces pyxidatus (Crown coral)

Pleurotus populinus (Aspen oyster)

Auricularia americana  (Wood ear)

Pleurotus pulmonarius (Oyster mushroom)

Boletus barrowsii (White King Bolete) 

Pluteus cervinus group (Deer Mushroom)

Boletus rupriceps (King Bolete)

Polyozellus multiplex (Blue Chanterelle)

Calvatia booniana (Western Giant puffball)

Ramaria largentii  (Yellow coral)

Calvatia gigantea (Giant puff ball)

Russula xerampelina complex (Shrimp Russula)

Cantharellus roseocanus (Rainbow Chanterelle)

Sarcodon imbricatus (Hawk’sWing)

Catethelasma ventricusum 

Suillus species (Slippery Jacks)

Chlorophyllum rachodes (Shaggy parasol)

Trametes versiclor (Turkey Tail)

Clavariadelphus truncates (Coral club)

Tremella mesenterica (witch’s butter) 

Clitocybe nuda (Blewit)

Trichioloma equestre (= T. flaovovirens)  (Man on horseback)

Coprinellus micaceous (Mica caps)

Trichloma pupulinum (Sand mushroom, Poplar Trich)

Coprinopsis atramentaria  (inky cap)

Tricholoma murrillianum (Western Matsutake)

Coprinus comatus (Shaggy mane)

We also need photos of these toxic look-alikes:

  • Amanita bisporigera
  • Galerina marginata
  • Lepiota lilacea
  • Cortinarius gentilis
  • Gyromitra esculenta
  • Gyromitra infula
  • Coprinopsis atramentaria
  • Amanita gemmata
  • Amanita muscaria
  • Amanita pantherina
  • any Inocybe spp.
  • Clitocybe dealbata
  • Clitocybe phyllophila (=C. dilatata)
  • Mycena pura
  • Amanita cothurnata
  • Chlorophyllum molybdites
  • Agaricus xanthodermus
  • Hypholoma fasciculare
  • Tricholoma smithii
  • Tricholoma pardinum