A New England and Eastern Canada Edible and Medicinal Mushroom Resource

Mushrooms with Gills, Ridges or Teeth

Chanterelle (Cantharellus cibarius)

Black Trumpet (Craterellus cornucopioides, C. cenerius, C. foetidus)

Small Chanterelles (Craterellus tubaeformis, C. ignicolor)

Hedgehog (Hydnum repandum, H. umbilicatum)

Horse and Meadow Mushroom (Agaricus arvensis, A campestris)

Parasol Mushroom (Macrolepiota procera)

Shaggy Mane (Coprinus comatus)

(White) Matsutake (Tricholoma magnivelare)

Blewit (Lepista nuda)

Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus,  P. populinus)

Mushrooms with Pores

King Bolete (Boletus edulis) Boletus variipes and other.

Two Colored Bolete (Boletus bicolor)

Maitake (Grifola frondosa)

Chicken of the Woods   (Laetiporus sulphureus)

Dryads Saddle (Polyporus squamosus)

Other Mushrooms

Morels (Morchella esculenta, M. elata)

Puffballs  (Calvatia gigantea, Calvatia cyathiformis, others)

Lobster Mushroom (Hypomyces lactifluorum)

Aborted Entoloma (Entoloma abortivum)


Medicinal Mushrooms

Maitake (Grifola frondosa)

Reishi (Ganoderma tsugae, G. lucidum)

Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor)

Chaga (Inonotus obliquus)

Artist's Conk (Ganoderma applanatum)


Collecting, Photographing and Cooking 

Rules for Collecting

Collecting Tips

Useful Equipment

Photographing Mushrooms

Evaluating Flavor
using basic cooking processes

Dyeing Fabrics and Paper with Mushrooms

Mushroom Photograph Galleries



Contact Mushroom Maineiac 




Edible, Medicinal, and Other Useful Mushroom Links


Research, Identification and Information



Mushroom Growing and Cultivation



Mushroom Organizations and Groups

  • NortheastMushrooms  is where people living in northeast USA and eastern Canada can exchange information about edible, medicinal and other mushrooms. Great photo galleries!

  • The Maine Mycological Association (MMA) A group of amateur and professional fanciers of wild mushrooms and other fungi. It was formed in 1985 from a workshop conducted at the Maine Audubon Society by Dr. Sam Ristich.

  • Mycological Society of America The Mycological Society of America is a scientific society dedicated to advancing the science of mycology - the study of fungi of all kinds including mushrooms, molds, truffles, yeasts, lichens, plant pathogens, and medically important fungi.

  • NAMA, the North American Mycological Association a non-profit organization of amateur and professional mycologists with more than 60 affiliated local mycological clubs throughout North America. NAMA's mission is "to promote, pursue, and advance the science of mycology."

  • Welcome to COMA  The Connecticut-Westchester Mycological Association COMA schedules about 20 mushroom walks and 5 lectures each year from spring through fall. All walks and lectures are free of charge and open to the public.

  • Mid Hudson Mycological Association The Mid Hudson Mycological Association was founded by DCC Behavioral Sciences professor, Bill Bakaitis in 1983 in response to a growing need for education on the subject of edible and toxic mushrooms among the students and faculty of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park (CIA).

  • WPAMushroomClub WPMC sponsors meetings, walks, forays, workshops, newsletters, a mushroom cookbook and other activities to aid members in pursuing their interest in mushrooms.

  • The Ohio Mushroom Society

  • Cornell Mushroom Blog This is a great site!

  • Google Groups: bionet.mycology



Mushroom Collecting In Maine and the Northeast



Mushroom Farms and Buyers



Medicinal Mushroom Information and Studies about Cancer and the Immune System



Mushroom Photography



Mushroom Cookery  




Mushroom Dyes and Paper 

Mushroom Poisoning Information



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