Log on to the OMS Member site to link to the July/August issue of MushRumors located in Resources/Newsletters.

No OMS Meeting in July. See you at the next meeting on August 25th. Check the calendar for details.

About the OMS

Founded in 1949, the Oregon Mycological Society is dedicated to:

  • studying, collecting and identifying fungi
  • educating members and the public about fungi
  • promoting health and safety in the gathering and consumption of fungi

OMS members share an interest in the study and identification of edible and non-edible mushrooms as well as other fungi-related pursuits such as cookery, cultivation, gardening and crafts. Fungi enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels are welcome to join.

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Lyophyllum decastes

A saprobic fungus, usually growing in dense clusters in disturbed soil, or occasionally growing alone or scattered. Commonly known as the fried chicken mushroom, this mushroom is an edible species of fungus in the Lyophyllaceae family.

OMS Scholarship Award Program for Graduate Students in Mycology

Contribute online to the new OMS Scholarship Fund!

Link to Scholarship Information and Application.

Read about the 2013 OMS Scholarship Award recipients.


Edible or Poisonous?


There is no quick and easy test that will separate edible from poisonous mushrooms. Identify each and every mushroom you collect, and only eat those whose identification you are absolutely sure of. When in doubt, throw it out. Seek medical assistance immediately if you suspect mushroom poisoning of any kind.