mushrooms picked while out on walk today

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mushrooms picked while out on walk today

Post: # 34483Post taralastair
Sat Sep 23, 2006 6:01 pm

Please take a look at the photos at the following link :-


http://taralastair.tripod.com/allotment/id9.html

Any ideas?

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Post: # 34489Post Tay
Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:46 pm

I can't help with their identification, but a kind person on SSI posted a link to Rogers Mushrooms website a while ago http://www.rogersmushrooms.com/. This is an excellent site which has easy-to-use identification keys which should allow you to identify your fungi.

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Post: # 34523Post Shirley
Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:54 pm

Hi Alastair...

:welcomeish:

I'm afraid I can't help with shroom id but no doubt Andy, Dave or one of the other ishers will have some info for you. The link that Tay posted is really very good though.

Sale !! I grew up in Stretford, just down the road from you.
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Post: # 34570Post taralastair
Sun Sep 24, 2006 10:00 am

Thanks for the replies. We tried to identify using the link but just not 100% sure.

Hi Shirley, Stretford to Scotland......definitely the right choice there!

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Re: mushrooms picked while out on walk today

Post: # 34587Post LaChatteGitane
Sun Sep 24, 2006 12:47 pm

taralastair wrote:Please take a look at the photos at the following link :-


http://taralastair.tripod.com/allotment/id9.html

Any ideas?
1st/2nd photo : Just from the picture I would say Giant Puffball (Langermannia Gigantea) , but as you found it on a dead birch I would say a young Hoof Fungus (Fomes Fomentarius)

3re/4th photo : either Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus) or Chanterelle (Cantharellus), both very tasty.

Last photo : Cèpe or Porcini (Boletus edulis)

Sorry the other one I have no idea.

Please do check out the www.rogersmushrooms.com as a previous poster already said.
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Post: # 35229Post elfcurry
Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:47 am

I left that page loading while I read another thread.
When I came back there was still no single complete picture to look at.

You might have warned us they are huge files.

So as to your query: no idea.

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Post: # 35300Post dibnah
Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:09 am

I had no problems with the files the joy of broadband and the i-mac g5

but as for the photos I think the botom one may boletus erythropus but don't quote me. Its best to go out with somebody that knows or take a book with you I never think its a good idea to just pick them on the off chance and then just end up throwing them away, its a delicate eco system. :wink:

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Post: # 35394Post dhole
Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:15 am

I would say the last mushroom is NOT a Boletus Edulus . I have picked alot and the mushroom picured dosent look alike. The first does look to be a puffball of some sort.
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Post: # 35396Post dhole
Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:19 am

Ello

I would advise when wanting to id mushrooms from photograph to take a few angles. Important things are :
does the mushroom have gills or pores . So a picture of the underside of the cap.
Does the stem have a ring or traces of a ring as they can wear away.
Does the mushroom have a volval bag at the base of the stem. Always remember to remove the whole mushroom . this will not damage the mycelium underneath.this enables you to see the whole fruiting body, Essential for identification.

Hope this helps.
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Post: # 37152Post caithnesscrofter
Sun Oct 15, 2006 6:00 pm

I'm with Dhole.. definately not a boletus and there are definately NO chanterelle there either. Here is a crop I picked three weeks ago.. they are a load of boletus edulus and chanterelles and few puffballs at the top.

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chanterelles are always egg yolk yellow.. but, there is also the false chanterelle too...

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Post: # 37188Post hedgewizard
Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:10 am

There's a proper thread for this "ID your mushrooms here" that the regular field mycologists read. Only the last one might be edible and the photo doesn't give enough detail - read the guidance on the other thread... sorry!

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Post: # 38219Post dhole
Tue Oct 24, 2006 4:27 pm

caithnesscrofter wrote:
chanterelles are always egg yolk yellow.. but, there is also the false chanterelle too...
nope , you get dark grey black winter chanterelles (Craterellus cornucopiodies) and brown and yellow cantherellus Infundibuliformis.... found some Infundibuliformis the other day.....

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Post: # 38234Post caithnesscrofter
Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:55 pm

I am speaking of the fungi known by the common name of chanterelle that is known for it's culinary excellence. As far as I'm aware the so called black chanterelle's common name is Horn of Plenty which are also delicious but, wouldn't be called chanterelles and are not in the same genus. antics with semantics :-)

has anyone ever eaten any other "chanterelles" from the cantherellus genus besides the common chanterelle?

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Post: # 38257Post hedgewizard
Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:35 pm

Nope - but if I ever find horn of plenty I'll give it a go. I have a feeling that I've ignored them in the past because the black colour makes them look like a lot of things that are past their peak and surrendering to rot...

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Post: # 44167Post godfreyrob
Wed Dec 20, 2006 6:06 pm

Top pic looks very like the Birch Polyphore - not edible
2nd looks oysterish but edible ones are not yellow throughout
3rd no idea - its pretty old looking and that makes it harder to identify
4th could be a young Orange Birch Bolete - the flesh starts off white and would turn blue-green when cut.

I have frozen specimens and taken them to people who can identify them (like a local fungi group) - they often show characteristic smells when defrosting (guess the ice crystals break the cells) but then collapse into a slimy heap soon after!

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