Visual key Our illustrated key shows examples of all the major mushrooms genera and other fungi, so you can try to match your find to the pictures. Click on the mushroom name to view all the mushrooms in that group More
Destroying Angel - The Amanita virosa, the European destroying angel, warns consumers off with an unpleasant odor. That, however, has not deterred some from tasting its deadly white flesh. The young ones can emerge looking like eggs, which are later topped with a domed cap, making identification even trickier because they can be mistaken for edible puffball or button mushrooms.
The poisonous Magpie Fungus (Coprinopsis Picacea) is a native of the British isles. First described in 1785. Preferring alkaline soil, it is usually found in beech woods in late summer and early fall. Additional family members occur in North America and throughout Europe.