St. George Mushrooms? ID suggestions welcome

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Entrigo
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St. George Mushrooms? ID suggestions welcome

Post: # 260063Post Entrigo
Tue May 08, 2012 1:35 pm

Hi all,

Found these at the edge of a pasture in north Wales. Size, shape, habitat and time of year all seem to point to St Georges; however - as hopefully visible in the pics - caps are not white, as most websites indicate the St George's are, rather light tan/brownish with a slight grey tint (yellow tint in 2nd pic is due to flash/lighting).

As they are now three days old, they are getting dry; also considering I have never been too good with identifying smells, I would say they smell faintly leathery.

Suggestions welcome!

Enrico
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Re: St. George Mushrooms? ID suggestions welcome

Post: # 260144Post fungi2bwith
Wed May 09, 2012 3:44 pm

They look like St George's to me. The caps can be darker especially when they are getting old. The mealy smell is very characteristic of St George's. However, smell is subjective, your leathery smell description may be the same thing.

Garry

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Re: St. George Mushrooms? ID suggestions welcome

Post: # 260168Post mark_horsell
Wed May 09, 2012 6:24 pm

I had these st george last week. The mealy smell isnt strong, but if you tear them you should see a sort of floury texture. Your stems may be too long.

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