Welcome to this site intended to provide help with the identification of wild European mushrooms, so that you can know and appreciate them better!
It provides several features:
of wild mushrooms, thanks to various identification methods, simple and hopefully accessible to all;
the access to a descriptive page for each species, containing useful information such as toxicity, look-alikes, synonyms, common names as well as photographs;
a description of a few very dangerous species that one must know, and the poisonings they cause;
a simple lexicon to guide the reader through some of the specific terms and vocabulary used in mycology.
NEVER EVER EAT A WILD MUSHROOM THAT YOU ARE NOT ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN TO HAVE IDENTIFIED ACCURATELY!
: the information contained in this site must be used with caution. In any case, do not eat wild mushrooms unless
you are absolutely sure they are harmless.
Always keep in mind that some mushrooms are systematically deadly, even if eaten in small amounts.
This site only intends to help you identify them, so that you can get confirmation from your own references or from an experienced field mycologist.
Authors of this site cannot be blamed or held responsible for potential poisonings and their consequences occuring when handling or ingesting wild mushrooms described in this site, nor of any actions that could be taken as a consequence of the usage of this site.
v7.0 (c) 2017 - This entire web site has been referenced at the Agence de Protection des Programmes (Agency of Program Protection). Reproduction of information, including photographs or images, published on this site is forbidden without prior express consent from the authors