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by Geoff Dann
Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Please help identify these.
Replies: 2
Views: 2734

Re: Please help identify these.

I'm not sure which species "russet milkcap" refers to.

I think these are Paxillus sp. aka "brown rollrim".
by Geoff Dann
Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Can you identify this mushroom also?
Replies: 1
Views: 2576

Re: Can you identify this mushroom also?

Young horse mushroom by the look of it. Might be some other member of the same genus.
by Geoff Dann
Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Mushroom found in woods?
Replies: 1
Views: 2557

Re: Mushroom found in woods?

Looks like a Psathyrella. Might be Agrocybe praecox with the ring rubbed off. Not worth eating if it is edible at all. Not seriously poisonous either.
by Geoff Dann
Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: what kind of mushroom is this?
Replies: 1
Views: 2523

Re: what kind of mushroom is this?

Looks like a tawny grisette to me. If so, it is edible.
by Geoff Dann
Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Can you identify this mushroom?
Replies: 2
Views: 3066

Re: Can you identify this mushroom?

It is an agaricus for sure, and looks like a field mushroom to me. However, with this group one must rely on SMELL to be absolutely sure about edibility. The poisonous ones smell of phenol and stain yellow, especially at the base of the stem when cut.
by Geoff Dann
Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: can you identify this giant mushroom?
Replies: 5
Views: 3728

Re: can you identify this giant mushroom?

caffers2 wrote:Can i eat it?
It is tougher than old leather, so no.
by Geoff Dann
Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: can you identify this giant mushroom?
Replies: 5
Views: 3728

Re: can you identify this giant mushroom?

Yep. :-)

Inonotus dryadeus. Oak Bracket.

[edited to try to make the smiley work, unsuccessfully. Maybe this one will work: :-(]
by Geoff Dann
Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: ID request
Replies: 1
Views: 2805

Re: ID request

I think these are Agrocybe praecox/molesta.

ETA: Actually, they might well be Agrocybe rivulosa, which is a recent arrival first described in Holland only a few years ago, now spreading fast.
by Geoff Dann
Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: We will try to ID your mushrooms here
Replies: 149
Views: 149286

Re: We will try to ID your mushrooms here

On cooking them they released an awful sickly sweet smell. Needless to say we've not eaten them but they're frozen for possible later use, subject to a positive ID of course! Oyster mushrooms grow on wood. These were growing on the ground. They are called Clouded Funnel (Clitocybe nebularis). Techn...
by Geoff Dann
Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: We will try to ID your mushrooms here
Replies: 149
Views: 149286

Re: We will try to ID your mushrooms here

Hi all, Am a newbie to this forum and although a keen mushroom forager we tend only to get chanterelles and amethyst deceivers as they are so easily identifiable and we're unlikely to get them mixed up with some deadly mushrooms. So, we live in Norwich, UK and go to a wood (deciduous) north of the ...
by Geoff Dann
Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Any ideas? Not best picture :(
Replies: 3
Views: 3214

Re: Any ideas? Not best picture :(

1,2,3: these are Macrolepiota konradii (no common name).

Geoff