Viruses, Bacteria, Protists, and Fungi

How many kinds of mushrooms are edible?

Among the basidiomycetes, there are approximately 200 varieties of edible mushrooms and about 70 species of poisonous ones. Some edible mushrooms are cultivated commercially; more than 844 million pounds (382,832 metric tons) are produced in the United States each year.


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