Macrofungi
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The walnut (Gyromitra montana)
Distribution: Occurs in early summer, often near melting snowbanks.
Almond-scented waxcap (Hygrophorus agathosmus)
Distribution: Fairly common in the PNW, northern California, and the Rocky Mountains. It is less common elsewhere in North America and also occurs in Europe and Asia.
Habitat: It grows in conifer forests, particularly with spruce.
Blackening waxcap (Hygrocybe conica)
Blushing waxcap (Hygrophorus pudorinus)
Butter waxcap (Hygrocybe ceracea)
Distribution: Northern Hemisphere
Conic waxcap (Hygrocybe conica)
Crimson waxcap (Hygrocybe punicea)
Goblet waxcap (Hygrocybe cantharellus)
Golden waxcap (Hygrocybe chlorophana)
Golden-tooth waxcap (Hygrophorus chrysodon)
Distribution: Widespread throughout Northern Hemisphere
Grey waxcap (Hygrocybe lacmus)
Heath waxcap (Hygrocybe laeta)
Habitat: Redwoods
Meadow waxcap (Hygrocybe pratensis)
Nested waxcap (Hygrocybe nitida)
Russula waxcap (Hygrophorus russula)
Scarlet waxcap (Hygrocybe coccinea)
Slimy waxcap (Hygrocybe irrigata)
Snowy waxcap (Hygrocybe virginea)
Toasted waxcap (Hygrocybe colemanniana)
Violet waxcap (Hygrocybe lacmus)
Yellow waxcap (Hygrocybe flavescens)
Golden yellow waxgill (Hygrocybe ceracea)
Distribution: Northern Hemisphere
Blackening waxy-cap (Hygrocybe conica)
Brown almond waxy-cap (Hygrophorus bakerensis)
Distribution: It is common throughout the PNW and extends into northern California (where it is less common).
Habitat: Near rotting conifer
Chanterelle waxy-cap (Hygrocybe cantharellus)
Flaky waxy-cap (Hygrophorus chrysodon)
Distribution: Widespread throughout Northern Hemisphere
Glutinous waxy-cap (Hygrophorus gliocyclus)
Golden waxy-cap (Hygrocybe flavescens)
Golden-fringed waxy-cap (Hygrophorus chrysodon)
Distribution: Widespread throughout Northern Hemisphere
Gray almond waxy-cap (Hygrophorus agathosmus)
Distribution: Fairly common in the PNW, northern California, and the Rocky Mountains. It is less common elsewhere in North America and also occurs in Europe and Asia.
Habitat: It grows in conifer forests, particularly with spruce.
Gray-brown waxy-cap (Hygrophorus calophyllus)
Ivory waxy-cap (Hygrophorus eburneus)
Distribution: Northern Hemisphere
Late fall waxy-cap (Hygrophorus hypothejus)
Habitat: Pine forest
Little brown waxy-cap (Hygrophorus recurvatus)
Meadow waxy-cap (Hygrocybe pratensis)
Mt Baker waxy-cap (Hygrophorus bakerensis)
Distribution: It is common throughout the PNW and extends into northern California (where it is less common).
Habitat: Near rotting conifer
Olive-brown waxy-cap (Hygrophorus hypothejus)
Habitat: Pine forest
Orange-brown waxy-cap (Hygrocybe laeta)
Habitat: Redwoods
Parrot waxy-cap (Hygrocybe psittacina)
Pink waxy-cap (Hygrophorus erubescens)
Pointed waxy-cap (Hygrocybe cuspidata)
Purple-red waxy-cap (Hygrophorus purpurascens)
Righteous red waxy-cap (Hygrocybe coccinea)
Rockies waxy-cap (Hygrophorus saxatilis)
Russula-like waxy-cap (Hygrophorus russula)
Salmon waxy-cap (Hygrocybe pratensis)
Scarlet waxy-cap (Hygrocybe coccinea)
Scarlet waxy-cap (Hygrocybe punicea)
Smoky waxy-cap (Hygrophorus camarophyllus)
Snowy waxy-cap (Hygrophorus borealis)
Sooty brown waxy-cap (Hygrophorus camarophyllus)
Sordid waxy-cap (Hygrophorus sordidus)
Spruce waxy-cap (Hygrophorus pudorinus)
Subalpine waxy-cap (Hygrophorus subalpinus)
Turpentine waxy-cap (Hygrophorus pudorinus)
Violet-gray waxy-cap (Hygrocybe lacmus)
White alpine waxy-cap (Hygrophorus subalpinus)
Bitter webcap (Cortinarius infractus)
Blood-red webcap (Cortinarius neosanguineus)
Blue-foot webcap (Cortinarius glaucopus)
Blushing webcap (Cortinarius cyanites)
Bruising webcap (Cortinarius purpurascens)
Cinnamon webcap (Cortinarius cinnamomeus)
Contrary webcap (Cortinarius variicolor)
Copper-red webcap (Cortinarius cupreorufus)
Deadly webcap (Cortinarius rubellus)
Earthy webcap (Cortinarius hinnuleus)
Gassy webcap (Cortinarius traganus)
Distribution: Broad
Habitat: Abundant in the far-western mountane and boreal regions, but is much less frequent in the Rocky Mountains.
Goatcheese webcap (Cortinarius camphoratus)
Goldband webcap (Cortinarius gentilis)
Distribution: Broad
Habitat: C. gentilis has a broad ecological range, occurring in moist environments as well as drier, upland conifer sites. During the summer in the western mountains it can be very common, often fruiting in groups, sometimes from well rotted woody debris.
Green webcap (Cortinarius scaurus)
Hoary webcap (Cortinarius laniger)
Distribution: Widespread, but variable in its fruiting, in some years being rather common and in others being absent.
Habitat: C. laniger is characteristic of boreal and montane conifer forests.
Incense webcap (Cortinarius subtortus)
Orange webcap (Cortinarius mucosus)
Pearly webcap (Cortinarius alboviolaceus)
Sepia webcap (Cortinarius decipiens)
Silky webcap (Cortinarius evernius)
Slimy webcap (Cortinarius mucifluus)
Stout webcap (Cortinarius crassus)
Tawny webcap (Cortinarius callisteus)
Violet webcap (Cortinarius violaceus)
Distribution: In some years it is difficult to find but in general it is commonly encountered, but usually in small numbers.
Habitat: Widespread in older forests in PNW region, but much less common in the interior mountains than nearer the coast.
Woolly webcap (Cortinarius laniger)
Distribution: Widespread, but variable in its fruiting, in some years being rather common and in others being absent.
Habitat: C. laniger is characteristic of boreal and montane conifer forests.
Weeping-widow (Lacrymaria lacrymabunda)
Wet-rot (Coniophora puteana)
Wine-cap (Chroogomphus vinicolor)
Pale winey-base (Ramaria vinosimaculans)
Yellow winey-base (Ramaria rubiginosa)
Woman-on-motorcycle (Leucoagaricus leucothites)
Habitat: It is a widespread mushroom that occurs mostly in grassy areas, gardens, and other human-influenced habitats, but also occasionally in forests.
Green wood-cups (Chlorociboria aeruginascens)
Distribution: Across North America, Europe, and Asia
Wood-ear (Auricularia auricula)
Gelatinous woodcrust (Phlebia tremellosa)
Habitat: mainly a fall fungus and occurs on stumps, logs, and woody debris of both hardwoods and conifers
Clustered woodlover (Hypholoma fasciculare)
Distribution: Common in PNW
Habitat: Grows in clusters on logs and other large woody debris.
Smoky-gilled woodlover (Hypholoma capnoides)
Distribution: It occurs thoughout the PNW, elsewhere in northern North America, and in Europe and Asia.
Habitat: Grows on conifer logs.
Almond woodwax (Hygrophorus agathosmus)
Distribution: Fairly common in the PNW, northern California, and the Rocky Mountains. It is less common elsewhere in North America and also occurs in Europe and Asia.
Habitat: It grows in conifer forests, particularly with spruce.
Blotched woodwax (Hygrophorus erubescens)
Gold flecked woodwax (Hygrophorus chrysodon)
Distribution: Widespread throughout Northern Hemisphere
Ivory woodwax (Hygrophorus eburneus)
Distribution: Northern Hemisphere
Matt woodwax (Hygrophorus penarius)
Rosy woodwax (Hygrophorus pudorinus)
Wood woolly-foot (Gymnopus peronatus)
Distribution: G. peronatus is a widespread and often extremely abundant species at lower elevations in the PNW, occurring in mixed woods on leaf litter and woody debris.
Woolly-stem (Agaricus subrutilescens)
Woollycap (Suillus tomentosus)
Distribution: Very common and abundant in the PNW.
Habitat: S. tomentosus occurs primarily under lodgepole and shore pines.