Australian Laetiporus species

This is a list of Australian edible and probable edibles I have found to date within about 100km of Coffs Harbour, NSW Australia. (some I am yet to find personally but I am sure they grow here) I intend to do a post on each species. This is by no means a complete list of Australian edibles however one can be found at the bottom of this page. I am sure I will continue to add more names to the list as I explore and as new species are introduced. I can not claim full credit for this list, many mushrooms have been shown to me by other mushroom hunters. When I am not sure of the species ID i will use aff. as in looks similar to. A double question mark (??) means I have not eaten this species. Edibility of some of these mushrooms is contentious. Always be 100% sure of your ID before eating any foraged food.

A list of Australian edible mushrooms found in northern NSW.

Agaricus aff. arvensis (Horse mushroom)

Agaricus aff. campestris (Field/Meadow mushroom)

Agaricus aff. flocculosipes 

Agaricus sp. (multiple unidentified species)??

Agrocybe parasitica??

Agrocybe/Cyclocybe aegerita (Poplar mushroom)

Agrocybe preacox (This is a species complex, some may be edible some not, Best avoided until further research is done on the Australian species)??

Armillaria hinnulea

Armillaria luteobubalina (honey mushroom)

Armillaria novae-zelandiae??

Auricularia cornea (cloud ear/ hairy wood ear)

Auricularia delicata (probably two species or just variable in form. One is brown one paler, some hairy some not.)

Auricularia auricula-judae (wood ear, again this may have more then one species)

Cantharellus aff confluens (smooth chanterelle)??

Cantharellus concinnus (Australian apricot Chanterelle)

Calvatia aff. cyathiformis (giant puffball)

Calvatia sp. (fried potato puffball)

Coprinopsis atramentaria (Inky cap)??

Craterellus cornucopioides (Horn of plenty, black chanterelle, black trumpet)

Hydnum repandum (Hedgehog/Sweet tooth mushroom)

Laetiporus sp. (Chicken of the woods)

Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron milk cap)

Lentinula lateritia (Australian Shiitake)

Lentinus sajor-caju

Lepista sordida

Leucoagaricus americanus the reddening lepiota (probably edible)??

Lycoperdon perlatum (Puff ball)

Lycoperdon Pyriforme (Puff ball)

Macrolepiota clelandii (Slender/Graceful Parasol)??

Macrolepiota dolichaula (White Parasol)

Macrolepiota procera (Parasol) ?? There is debate about this species being in Australia if it is not here then I believe there are variations of clelandii.

Morchella aff. esculenta (yellow morel)

Pleurotus australis

Pleurotus ostreatus (Oyster mushroom)

Pleurotus aff. djamor var djamor(palm oyster)

Pleurotus salmoneo-stramineus

Polyporus aff. squamosus (dryads saddle or Pheasant Back mushroom)

Pseudohydnum gelatinosum (Toothed Jelly)??

Schizophyllum commune??

Stropharia aff. rugosoannulata (Garden Giant)

Stropharia species (white Stropharia or bonny vonnie)

Suillus granulatus (Weeping/granulated bolete)

Suillus luteus (Slippery jack)

Vasscellum pratense

Volvariella volvacea (Rice paddy mushroom)

Xerula australis??

Xerula radicata (Rooting shank)??


Lentinula lateritia (Australian Shiitake)

For anyone not from this area and for those interested in a more complete list of edible fungi in Australia I have over 110 species on this list that covers all parts of Australia If you would like to contribute to this list please send me an editing request (from the list) or you can add a comment on this page.



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