Mushroom ID

Want your Mushroom ID? Ask here and also look at some of the old posts here to see what you might have. Make sure you use a field guide and triple check using google images.
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Matango
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Mushroom ID

Post: # 277174Post Matango
Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:56 pm

My first post. Aside from foraging local berries (Damsons, Blackberries, Sloes), I've never dared venture into mushroom territory. I have a fair few pics of mushrooms etc I've taken over the past year, none of which I've ever picked. I've read so many horror stories about poisoning I've never dared.

However, today we spotted growing on an old tree by Barnes common (SW London) what looked like Oyster mushrooms. Can anybody comment?
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daz101
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Re: Mushroom ID

Post: # 277192Post daz101
Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:54 pm

They do very much look like Pleurotus ostreatus a species of oyster. Maybe a local chef could I.D them for you?

fungi2bwith
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Re: Mushroom ID

Post: # 277463Post fungi2bwith
Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:48 pm

They almost certainly oysters (though a close up picture would be better for an accurate ID). However, I wouldn't trust a chef!

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