Identification of mushrooms
A few useful pages before getting started with mushroom identification:
You may read a short introduction here,
you will find step-by-step tutorials with a few full examples here,
you will also find here recommendations for mushroom collecting with identification in mind.
To proceed with the idenfication, first turn the mushroom upside down, take a look at the surface underneath the cap, and click below on the corresponding situation
|mushrooms with gills or folds: the surface underneath the cap is composed of concentrical gills or folds
(examples: Portobello mushrooms, Fly Agarics)
|mushrooms with tubes or pores: the surface underneath the cap is composed of pores
(examples: ceps, boletes)
|mushrooms with spines: the surface underneath the cap is composed of spines
(example: hedgehog fungus)
|mushrooms with other characteristics: all other cases...
(examples: morels, puffballs, coral fungi)