38 Orange Mushrooms and Fungi (Identification And Edibility)

Orange is a typical warning color in the world of mushrooms. However, not all orange mushrooms are toxic as some are even edible and tasty.

They grow in The Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Many orange mushrooms are also large, with some reaching a cap diameter of up to 6 inches.

Hardwood and pine woodlands are the typical home of these mushrooms which may also grow on grassland.

Here are 38 species of orange mushrooms and their most common traits.

1. Eastern American Jack-O’-Lantern

Scientific name: Omphalotus illudens

Common name: Eastern American Jack-O’-Lantern

Eastern American Jack-O’-Lantern

Mostly bright orange, Eastern American Jack-O’-Lanterns grow East of The Rocky Mountains.

Vivid orange nuances dominate the appearance of the species which can’t be overlooked since it grows in groups.

Decaying vegetation and decaying trees provide the ideal growing spot for the species.

Subject to myths, these mushrooms are also known for having a reduced but visible bioluminescence.

Even more, they continue glowing even a few hours after they’ve been picked sparking the interest of humans.

While not as pronounced as in other species, this glowing capacity is specific to the green gills and is only seen during the early growth stages.

While found in large numbers, Eastern American Jack-O’-Lanterns shouldn’t be picked as they’re poisonous. Severe reactions are reported in case of ingestion.

2. Southern Jack-O’-Lantern

Southern Jack-O’-Lantern

Scientific name: Omphalotus subilludens

Common name: Southern Jack-O’-Lantern

A similar appearance but a Southeastern US distribution is characteristic of these mushrooms. Also mildly bioluminescent, the species thrives in areas with decaying wood and vegetation.

The range of the species mostly encompasses Florida but it extends West to Texas.

Also a species of the woodlands, these mushrooms feature bright orange coloring, although they aren’t entirely orange.

The mostly orange cap remains orange on the margins while its inner parts become yellow-orange over time.

Its gills also become fully orange, as the stipe, and the fungi grow.

This species is not considered edible. By some resources, it even has a toxic impact on humans.

3. Chicken of the Woods

Chicken of the Woods

Scientific name: Laetiporus sulphureus

Common names: Chicken of the Woods, Lobster of the Woods, Sulphur Shelf, Crab of the Woods

Chicken of the woods represents a type of parasitic fungi that grows in layers that look like shelves.

This is also a species with a flavorful profile, often being compared to chicken and lobster.

A parasitic species that’s sometimes cultivated for retail, Chicken of the Woods should still be properly cooked before eating.

The species grows on old or decaying wood and it features a bright orange color which covers the fruiting bodies almost uniformly.

Orange nuance is further specific to the off-center stipe.

This species is also known to cause dying trees to rot. They may have an ecological role in the woodlands where they turn actual wood to dust.

Apart from hardwoods in the woodlands, it can also grow on fruit trees such as pear and plum trees.

4. Pinewood Gingertail

Pinewood Gingertail

Scientific name: Xeromphalina campanella

Common name: Pinewood Gingertail

From bright yellow to orange, the cap of Pinewood Gingertails is bright and shaped like a bell before flattening out.

The multicolored stipe shows a dark purple and pink nuance with the section closest to the cap being orange.

Growing in large numbers and even covering up dead pine completely, these mushrooms may be edible by some sources while others claim they aren’t.

With a cap size between 0.2 and 0.7 inches at best, Pinewood Gingertail may not be worth picking, regardless.

Some of the wettest parts of pine and hardwood forests are the places where they grow with specificity for the wet season when they tend to multiply rapidly.

5. Lobster Mushroom

Lobster Mushroom

Scientific name: Hypomyces lactifluorum

Common name:  Lobster Mushroom

One of the fungi that covers mushrooms such as those of the Russula genus is Lobster Mushrooms.

They cover their hosts to the extent they even change their nuance, to an orange nuance reminding them of lobster colors.

Fungi of the species that the shape of small pimple-like dots. These small orange dots eventually cover the host mushroom completely.

The impact eventually kills the host as the mushroom starts disintegrating.

Apart from the typical orange-red dots on the host mushroom, its change in shape which makes it grow in all directions is also a symptom of the species.

6. Cinnabar Bracket

Cinnabar Bracket

Scientific name: Trametes sanguinea

Common name: Cinnabar Bracket

One of the rarest types of orange mushrooms in the world is The Cinnabar Bracket.

This species likes tropical, subtropical, and the Southern limits of the Northern Hemisphere.

It grows on dead trees such as plantain trees and mangoes where it tends to brighten with time.

An initial orange nuance is specific to this species which then slowly turns pale orange, salmon, or bright pink.

Its layered structure means Cinnabar Brackets always grow in groups, typically closer to the ground than other species that grow on dead wood.

Some Cinnabar Brackets may also appear to be growing directly on the ground but they’re always connected to old buried branches.

These mushrooms can’t be eaten as they have a rubber-like texture.

7. Scurfy Twiglet

Scurfy Twiglet

Scientific name: Tubaria furfuracea

Common name: Scurfy Twiglet

Scurfy Twiglets show a darker orange nuance with a darkening tendency to orange-brown.

These caps are initially uniform orange but start to become progressively brown towards the edges of the cap as they grow.

The gills of the species also show a similar nuance, as does the stipe.

Other identification cues include an initial bell-shaped cap that turns completely flat and gills that are widely apart.

This species isn’t considered safe to eat or even worthwhile due to its reduced size.

Scurfy Twiglets can grow throughout the summer and even in the spring and in warmer fall months across temperate climates.

8. Stinking Orange Oyster

Stinking Orange Oyster

Scientific name: Phyllotopsis nidulans

Common name: Stinking Orange Oyster

This oyster-like mushroom shows different orange nuances as a result of its high carotene content.

Its fruiting bodies tend to be the darkest on the margins while the inner parts can even be bright orange or pale yellow.

Stinking Orange Oysters grow on dead trees and their presence around the world is widespread.

They are found in North America as well as in Europe, and East Asia.

Much of the growth is impacted by the season and their location. Some of the shortest seasons for the species are those in Alaska.

Mushrooms of the species should not be collected as they have an unpleasant smell.

Growing in layers, this species isn’t poisonous but many prefer to stay away due to its rotten-like odor.

9. Chip Cherries

Chip Cherries

Scientific name: Leratiomyces ceres

Common name: Chip Cherries, Redlead Roundhead

Chip Cherries are among the orange mushrooms that are highly likely to grow around the house.

They can grow directly on the lawn or in wood chips. A species with orange-red cap colors, Chip Cherries are among the mushrooms with gray gills as well.

Chip Cherries have mostly white stipe coloring but orange spots are visible as they grow.

These mushrooms can easily be incorrectly identified due to the variation of orange and orange-red cap nuances as they grow.

Chip Cherries are also some of the common species to have a long season in The Northern Hemisphere.

They grow from spring to fall and may even settle in sandy areas that do get sufficient rainfall.

10. Hygrophorus Milkcap

Hygrophorus Milkcap

Scientific name: Lactifluus hygrophoroides

Common name: Hygrophorous Milkcap

Bright orange colors dominate the appearance of Hygrophorous Milkcaps. These mushrooms show a wide cap that measures up to 4 inches that’s mostly orange.

Pale orange nuances are specific to the species which has an even brighter orange stipe.

White sections and yellow sections are further distinguishable on the species.

Fine white stripes are seen on the outer cap while the gills are mostly bright yellow.

Darkening characteristics are noted for the bright orange cap of the species. It can become orange-brown or brown-red in the later growth stages.

Hardwood forests in North America are home to the species. These mushrooms grow directly on the ground.

Oak woodlands are among the preferred locations of the species which can either grow individually or in small groups.

The mushrooms are edible in different ways even if they aren’t the tastiest.

11. Deceiver

Deceiver

Scientific name: Laccaria laccata

Common name: Deceiver, Waxy Laccaria

One of the most variable-looking mushrooms in the world is The Deceiver. Its appearance is faded in its grown stage but it can have many colors and deceive.

This species can be red, orange, brown, or washed-out colors of these nuances.

Correct species identification may be difficult given the many appearances it takes so it’s important to look at other cues for it.

This species is small, with a cap measuring up to 2.5 inches in diameter.

It thrives in the Northern regions of The Northern Hemisphere with some notable exceptions including warmer climates such as those in Central America.

Deceiver mushrooms aren’t necessarily seen as edible in most regions but they are still eaten in some parts of the world, such as in mountainous areas of Mexico.

12. Scaly Rustgill

Scaly Rustgill

Scientific name: Gymnopilus sapineus

Common name: Scaly Rustgill

Orange gills and dark orange spores are seen on Scaly Rustgills, a species with a uniform brown cap.

A darkening trait is specific to Scaly Rustgills. From an initial brighter nuance to a rust-brown cap, these mushrooms are darker as they grow to a diameter of up to 5 inches.

While large and meaty, these mushrooms aren’t edible and some sources claim they may even be poisonous.

Scaly Rustgills aren’t rare either. They have a long growing season and they can be spotted in all seasons except wintertime.

Some of the preferred areas for the species include coniferous woodlands both in Europe and North America.

The species is not as widespread in North America on the other hand.

13. Orange Peel Fungus

Orange Peel Fungus

Scientific name: Aleuria aurantia

Common name: Orange Peel Fungus

A cup-shaped ascoma, this type of mushroom has a vivid orange appearance. Resembling orange peel, this species has a blood-orange color.

It grows directly on the ground and has no other look-a-like in North America. Other cup-shaped species of orange or yellow-orange nuances do exist, but not in The US.

Furthermore, Orange Peel Fungus is also confirmed in South America, being one of the more widespread species of orange mushrooms.

A rather fragile type of mushroom due to its thin cup-shaped fruiting body, Orange Peel Fungus may rarely be seen as a worthy pick even if it’s classified as edible.

Orange Peel Fungus has a short season expanding through the summer and only the early weeks of fall.

14. Candy Cap

Candy Cap

Scientific name: Lactarius rubidus

Common name: Candy Cap

Orange-brown color combinations are common on Candy Caps.

This is a species with dark orange nuances and even burnt orange nuances, looking quite distinct among others in coniferous woodlands.

 These dark orange mushrooms have a love-hate relationship with food.

As they’re some of the most aromatic types of orange mushrooms, they are added as flavoring to various mushroom dishes or other dishes.

A sweet latex-like liquid makes these mushrooms have a sweet overall taste which may change to a bit more aromatic aroma when cooked.

However, a small quantity is often added to dishes much like spices to being simply too aromatic.

Candy Cap mushrooms are some of the most appreciated mushrooms in the world in fine dining. Most commonly, these mushrooms are used as a curry substitute in flavoring.

15. Peach-Colored Fly Agaric

Peach-Colored Fly Agaric

Scientific name: Amanita persicina

Common name: Peach-Colored Fly Agaric

As their name implies, mushrooms of this species have a peach-orange cap. However, the cap does show high color variability.

As it grows to 3-5 inches, the cap remains orange in the center, showing a brighter pink nuance on the margins.

A more pronounced orange nuance is only specific to the early days of its growth, a time when it’s also decorated with white specks.

Its stipe also remains mainly white.

Also found in North America, Peach-Colored Fly Agaric does have a widespread presence in the Southeast, a period where it also has a longer growth season.

Both broadleaf and pine woodlands are areas where it can be found, but most of these mushrooms are found in the fall.

16. Witch’s Hat

Witch’s Hat

Scientific name: Hygrocybe conica

Common name: Blackening Waxcap, Witch’s Hat

Witch’s Hat is a species that causes some confusion when it comes to correct identification.

Its changing colors make the species have different names. Most commonly referred to as Witch’s Hat, it features an orange initial color and a color that dominates its conical cap for a long time.

This mushroom then turns completely black just before it dies. Both the cap and the stipe turn black and have a shiny almost waxy appearance which has led to its common name of Blackening Waxcap.

The edibility status of the species is still debated. Not many pick it due to its repulsive texture and by some sources, it may even cause poisoning.

17. Orange Moss Agaric

Orange Moss Agaric

Scientific name: Rickenella fibula

Common name: Orange Moss Agaric

With a cap size of just 0.3 inches, Orange Moss Agaric is one of the smallest types of non-poisonous orange mushrooms in the world.

They show a vivid orange nuance that has a uniform nature across the cap as well as a matching orange stipe.

Its widened gills have a salmon-orange nuance.

A brighter yellow-orange nuance is specific to Orange Moss Agarics in their early days.

As their name implies, these mushrooms grow on mosses.

Growing tendencies are variable. A single mushroom can grow in one location but they can also grow in groups.

Summer and fall months mark their growth season.

18. Orange Pinwheel

Orange Pinwheel

Scientific name: Marasmius siccus

Common name: Orange Pinwheel

One of the rarest types of cap shapes in the mushroom world is an umbrella shape. A wavy cap that looks like an umbrella is also seen on Orange Pinwheels.

Furthermore, this cap is bright orange remaining bright orange before turning slightly pale before it dies.

The pinwheel name of the species is inspired by its reduced size. Even the largest Orange Pinwheel doesn’t reach a cap diameter of 1 inch.

Dark brown to almost black stipes are also specific to these mushrooms which grow in deciduous woodlands.

The stipe of these mushrooms is so thin and dark that it sometimes appears the orange caps are levitating.

Orange Pinwheels grow in groups of several to tens of mushrooms.

They don’t kill people but they aren’t large enough to be worth picking either.

19. Saffron Milkcap

Saffron Milkcap

Scientific name: Lactarius deliciosus

Common name: Saffron Milkcap, Delicious Miklcap, Red Pine Mushroom, Orange Latex Milky

An orange convex cap and a wide orange stipe are specific to Saffrong Milkcaps, some of the tastiest orange mushrooms in Europe.

While this species also grows in North America, it’s considered native to Europe. It only grows in pine woodlands and it’s often collected for its rich aroma.

This orange mushroom is cooked in different ways. It can be used as a mushroom dish with citruses or it may be simply grilled.

Saffron Milkcaps can be slightly bitter if collected late into the season. However, they are eaten through the season.

The easiest way to prepare it is to grill the large cap and stipe and run the mushroom through a mixture of olive oil and garlic.

While not the most sought-after species in North America, Saffron Milkcaps can also be pickled.

20. Orange Chrysomphalina

Orange Chrysomphalina

Scientific name: Chrysomphalina aurantiaca

Common name: Orange Chrysomphalina

As Saffron Milkcaps, Orange Chrysomphalinas are mostly known for a preference for pine woodlands.

These mushrooms only grow in old woodlands with plenty of decaying wood.

A uniform yellow-orange color is characteristic of these mushrooms which have the same nuance on the cap, gills, and stipe.

The nuance of the species has a distinct golden undertone which makes these mushrooms stand out.

The cap eventually flattens and becomes trumpet-shaped.

Since they grow on wood, the stipe doesn’t need to be straight either.

Small group growing patterns are described for Orange Chrysomphalinas. They typically grow in clusters 4-6.

21. Orange Mycena

Orange Mycena

Scientific name: Mycena leaiana

Common name: Orange Mycena, Lea’s Mycena

Dark orange nuances are uniform across Orange Mycena, at least up until maturity. This is the point when the mushroom starts to fade its colors.

Eventually, a grown Orange Mycena can also be mostly gray.

This species is native to North America where it grows across the Eastern side of the continent in coniferous woodlands.

Deadwood is the sole type of surface Orange Mycenas grow on. They grow both on logs and on small buried branches, helping break down the wood.

Vividly colored and initially, all-orange Orange Mycenas can overgrow logs as they grow in large clusters of up to several hundred.

The mushrooms aren’t believed to be edible or to have a memorable flavor.

22. Orange Bonnet

Orange Bonnet

Scientific name: Mycena acicula

Common name: Orange Bonnet, Coral Spring Mycena

An inedible species, Orange Bonnets have a vivid orange cap and a yellow-green stipe.

These mushrooms are among the species that grow deep in the woodlands, preferably close to water such as lakes, ponds, or swamps.

They prefer humid habitats but they also mostly grow under branches or vegetation, sometimes overlooked by mushroom pickers as a result.

They are found along US Eastern states as well as in Eastern Canada and Northern Europe.

Too small and fragile to be picked, they can grow in different variations.

While rare, Orange Bonnets can also grow seldomly. Most times they grow in small groups thriving in rainfall.

Orange Bonnets grow to a maximum diameter of up to 0.4 inches.

23. Goblet Waxcap

Goblet Waxcap

Scientific name: Hygrocybe cantharellus

Common name: Goblet Waxcap

Just slightly larger than Orange Bonnets, Globet Waxcap mushrooms are also almost completely orange.

The yellow gills are the exception in this case.

Unlike Orange Bonnets, these mushrooms also prefer different habitats, mainly grass fields with mosses.

It is believed they have a beneficial role in mosses and can grow in wide open areas where mosses grow, except on laws, and in other areas chemicals and fertilizers might be used.

Goblet Waxcaps have a late growth pattern in temperate climates.

They tend to grow from mid to late fall and are rarely collected both due to growing in cool weather and because they’re simply too small, becoming even smaller when cooked.

24. Weeping Milk Cap

Weeping Milk Cap

Scientific name: Lactifluus volemus

Common name: Weeping Milk Cap, Bradley, Leatherback, Weeping Milk

This vivid orange mushroom eliminating latex-like liquids is a common sight in the mountains of North America.

It features a large dark orange cap and a wide brighter orange stipe with yellow-to-white gills and orange spores.

Weeping Milk caps also tend to become slightly brighter as they grow.

An initial red-orange nuance is specific to the caps of the species.

These mushrooms are edible but the problem is both their taste and the texture which can be off-putting.

These mushrooms have a fish-like smell which may evaporate if boiled or fried, but the texture remains unpleasant.

Some cooking techniques are better than others for Weeping Milk Caps. Simply grilling them oozes the rubber-like latex of the cap which means creative cooking strategies are recommended for the species.

25. Scaly Chanterelle

Scaly Chanterelle

Scientific name: Turbinellus floccosus

Common name: Shaggy Scaly, Woolly Chanterelle, Scaly Chanterelle

A very distinct trumpet shape makes Scaly Chanterelles easier to identify. The inner part of the trumpet-like fruity body is orange.

With a height of up to 12 inches, Scaly Chanterelles are some of the largest orange mushrooms in the world.

They are found in Asia and The Americas in their highest numbers.

Typically growing under old coniferous trees, Scaly Chanterelles are among the mushrooms of the world that may be toxic but are still eaten by certain cultures.

These mushrooms are eaten in India and Mexico but they may cause diarrhea or nausea.

Both the flavor and the rough texture of the mushrooms may not recommend them as worthwhile in most areas they grow in.

26. False Chanterelle

False Chanterelle

Scientific name: Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca

Common name: False Chanterelle

Mostly of a golden-orange nuance, False Chanterelles are among the mushrooms that have a widespread distribution across the world.

It grows in North America, Central America, South America, Asia, and New Zealand.

Mixed, hardwood, and coniferous woodlands are among its favorite areas to grow.

Unlike other mushrooms, False Chanterelles prefer areas with decaying vegetation of a dryer substrate in the woodlands, often being the only mushroom in that region.

They are considered highly toxic and deceiving, hence their name. These mushrooms are still eaten by at least in some local cultures such as those of native populations.

An initial golden-orange nuance turns to a mostly yellow-orange nuance as these mushrooms mature, with only the stipe remaining orange.

27. Jackson’s Slender Caesar

Jackson’s Slender Caesar

Scientific name: Amanita jacksonii

Common name: American Slender Caesar, Eastern Ceasar’s Amanita

One of the Eastern US orange mushrooms, Jackson’s Slender Caesar has a dark orange-brown nuance.

This species has a flat cap when fully grown as it features a dark orange central area and yellow margins.

The dark orange nuances of the cap tend to fade as the cap grows.

Growing in hardwood woodlands, this species is also orange and yellow on the stipe.

Jackson’s Slender Caesar is a species with a wide Eastern North and Central American distribution.

While edible, the mushroom is not recommended for eating as it looks similar to other inedible mushrooms.

28. Tawny Grisette

Tawny Grisette

Scientific name: Amanita fulva

Common name: Orange-brown Ringless Amanita, Tawny Grisette

Orange-brown nuances dominate the cap of Tawny Grissettes. While the stipe remains white, its dark cap brightens as it grows.

An initial orange-brown nuance turns to a mostly orange central cap with white margins.

The shape of the mushroom also changes as it grows.

Its initial cap shape is round, turning into a bell shape to then flatten out.

Mostly common in Europe, Tawny Grisettes grow in deciduous woodlands where they are avoided by pickers.

While these mushrooms aren’t toxic, they are part of the Amanita group of mushrooms which are highly toxic and can even kill people.

29. Orange Gilled Waxcap

Orange Gilled Waxcap

Scientific name: Humidicutis marginata

Common name: Orange Gilled Waxcap

Bright orange nuances are specific to Orange Gilld Waxcaps. This is a small species with a mostly orange cap with a raised central yellow section.

Its gills are also orange.

Yellow nuances dominate the stipe of the species with an orange section on the upper part, closer to the gills.

These mushrooms aren’t edible but can be common in oak woodlands. They tend to grow in small groups in the area of the woodlands with plenty of decaying vegetation.

Mushrooms of the species are mostly reported in Australia and New Zealand.

30. Orange Faint Foot Mushroom

Orange Faint Foot Mushroom

Scientific name: Heimiomyces tenuipes

Common name: Orange Fint Foot Mushroom

A species of Eastern North America, Mexico, and Australia Orange Faint Foot Mushrooms have a darker orange nuance specific to the cap.

This is an orange-brown nuance with a darker central section and brighter orange margins.

Brown nuances are seen on the lower stipe with orange-brown nuances characteristic of the upper stipe.

Orange Faint Foot Mushrooms have small hair-like tentacles on the stipe and white spores.

Mushrooms of the species tend to appear early in the season, starting with spring.

They grow both on dead wood and on decaying vegetation in hardwood woodlands.

31. Burnt-orange Bolete

Burnt-orange Bolete

Scientific name: Tylopilus balloui

Common name: Burnt-orange Bolete

Oak and beech woodlands across the Southeastern and Eastern US woodlands are home to this burnt orange mushroom.

The specific burnt orange nuance is seen on the cap of these mushrooms almost through their growth stages as they eventually darken before dying.

The cap is large, often reaching a diameter of over 4 inches.

Also known for having a wide stripe that narrows towards the cap, Burnt-orange Boletes mostly have a white stipe.

While they look similar to other types of meaty and edible mushrooms, Burnt-orange Boletes shouldn’t be picked.

They have a bitter taste which persists even after cooking.

Growing patterns vary from a single mushroom in a place to multiple mushrooms in a small perimeter.

32. Heath Waxcap

Heath Waxcap

Scientific name: Gliophorus laetus

Common name: Heath Waxcap

Orange-brown nuances dominate Heath Waxcaps. These mushrooms are mostly seen as edible but they can be seen as not edible in some parts of the world.

They might not be the best choice for picking given their sticky caps. A substance resembling glue covers the cap and makes it a bit off-putting to touch or eat.

Unlike other species of orange-brown mushrooms, they mostly grow in grassland, typically in short grass.

Widely growing in groups or clusters, the mushrooms have an orange-brown cap, white gills, and an orange stipe.

Mostly present in Europe and North America, the species is absent from the Southern limits of The Northern Hemisphere, preferring cooler weather in Northern climates.

Heath Waxcaps can also appear slightly different depending on their location in The Northern Hemisphere.

Yellow-orange varieties dominate the Northern territories here.

33. Depressed Hedgehog

Depressed Hedgehog

Scientific name: Hydnum umbilicatum

Common name: Depressed Hedgehog

Depressed Hedgehogs are easier to identify based on their hymenophers that look like teeth as they don’t have gills.

This is a species with a bright orange cap that has a lower central section that also inspires its name.

Bright yellow-to-white nuances are seen on its wide tall stipe.

Depressed Hedgehogs do grow in woodlands, preferring hardwood areas. In some cases, they may also grow further up in pine woodlands.

These mushrooms are also a common sight in Eastern US woodlands where they are highly appreciated for their taste.

Depressed Hedgehogs are quite edible and have a sweet flavor that impresses even those who don’t like the classic mushroom taste.

One of the reasons why these mushrooms aren’t more common in classic meals is their scarce growing pattern.

Some of the best times to pick these mushrooms is in early fall as they grow in September-October.

34. Earthy Powdercap

Earthy Powdercap

Scientific name: Cystoderma amianthinum

Common name: Saffron Parasol Earthy Powdercap, Saffron Powder Cap

A rare type of orange nuance is seen on Earthy Powdercaps. Ochre-orange is a type of bright nuance that makes the caps of these mushrooms look distinct.

This is a color with a darker nuance towards the central part of the cap with additional white spot flecks both on the cap and on the slightly darker stipe.

White gills and cream spores are specific to these mushrooms.

Growing along coniferous woodlands, they can also spread to trees next to woodlands, especially close to water.

This is why they can sometimes be spotted under willow.

Eating them isn’t recommended either due to their toxicity and their physical resemblance to even deadly mushrooms.

35. Moss Bell

Moss Bell

Scientific name: Galerina hypnorum

Common name: Moss Bell, Umbrella Bell

Orange-brown nuances are specific to the bell-shaped Moss Bell. This is a species with different names given its widespread distribution.

It features a small umbrella-shaped cap that has an orange-brown nuance that turns brown before it dies.

The stipe has a similar nuance on the upper part and a darker nuance on the mid and lower part.

As its name implies, this is a species that grows on mosses, believed to have a mutually beneficial relationship with mosses.

It prefers the humid areas of the woodlands where mosses grow.

Not worth picking, Moss Bells are too small and too fragile to be considered for eating.

On the other hand, Moss Bells are sometimes believed to contain toxins that cause vomiting so should be avoided.

36. Larch Bolete

Larch Bolete

Scientific name: Suillus grevillei

Common name: Larch Bolete, Greville’s Bolete

Burnt orange is the main nuance of Larch Bolete. A type of darker and richer nuance, this orange color covers much of the cap and much of the stipe alike.

Yellow sections are reduced and are also present both on the cap and on the stipe.

Its burnt orange cap grows to a size between 2 and 4 inches and tends to have a depressed central section.

Larch Boletes are associated with larch but they do grow all around the world from North America to Asia.

The species tends to have a brighter nuance and some yellow varieties exist. The yellow varieties have the same yellow cap nuance as the yellow pores.

While not as tasty as other boletes, Larch Boletes are seen as edible.

They are eaten in North America where they are the most abundant. However, the cap skin is typically removed before grilling.

37. Common Rustgill

Common Rustgill

Scientific name: Gymnopilus penetrans

Common name: Common Rustgill

A toxic type of mushroom that may even be poisonous, Common Rustgills are mushrooms of a darker orange-brown nuance.

This is a species that also has mostly brown varieties.

Orange sections are typically seen on the central part of the cap with brighter cream nuances seen on the margins.

The gills are yellow with brown spores while the stipe has yellow and orange sections as well.

Common Rustgills have a sweet almost fruit-like smell. The smell intensifies when broken or cut but the mushrooms should not be picked due to their toxicity.

Common Rustgills have a long season growing from early summer to November.

38. Wrinkled Bolete

Wrinkled Bolete

Scientific name: Leccinellum rugosiceps

Common name: Wrinkled Bolete, Wrinkled Leccinum

Bright orange nuances cover the cap of Wrinkled Boletes. This is a rare type of bolete that has wrinkly skin as it grows which even breaks with age.

The broken section of the skin reveals white flesh and creates a unique appearance.

Wrinkled Boletes aren’t small either. Some of the largest ones grow to a size of up to 5.9 inches.

A species mostly associated with oak trees, Wrinkled Boletes are highly common in North America.

The mushrooms are edible but not very popular. Opinions on their taste vary, but they need to be cooked.

Some of the best times to pick Wrinkled Boletes include the second part of their season which starts in July and lasts up until September.