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Re: We will try to ID your mushrooms here

Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:51 pm
by Carltonian Man
Could be Agaricus Augustus Al, but being as it’s a young fruitbody it would be wise to check the others as they grow and mature. Also worth bearing in mind there are a few exotics coming in on imported bark chippings.

Re: We will try to ID your mushrooms here

Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:33 am
by Slippery Jack
@BIg Al; Another possibility would be Agaricus sylvaticus, the Blushing Wood Mushroom. They look much like your photo. Does it stain red when cut? If so, they're very tasty, intensely flavoured mushrooms. Do heed Carltonian Man's words of caution though.

That's my two-cents worth anyway. :)

Re: We will try to ID your mushrooms here

Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:50 am
by Big Al
Slippery Jack wrote:@BIg Al; Another possibility would be Agaricus sylvaticus, the Blushing Wood Mushroom. They look much like your photo. Does it stain red when cut? If so, they're very tasty, intensely flavoured mushrooms. Do heed Carltonian Man's words of caution though.

That's my two-cents worth anyway. :)
Not sure as I took the photos then forgot to post them here. Eventually after 3 weeks I've remembered so the m/room went out in the bin by that time. I'll check again when I see some more. Thanks for the input.

Thelephora, Sparassis or other?

Posted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:21 pm
by redline8400
My first post in this forum! I'm as new as newbies get with fungi... I've found an interesting looking fungi but can't id it for sure. I'm leaning towards Thelephora Palamata, but the specimen was quite large (I've cut a portion off...), maybe 10 inches across and growing at the base of a deciduous tree (which makes me think it's really not a Sparassis) between a large root and some leaf mold.

Thanks for the help!
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Re: We will try to ID your mushrooms here

Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:48 pm
by Dubbermart
Hello poeple i have recenly noticed these mushrooms growing at work outside, next to a polytunnel, i had a look on the net and they look very much like morels i was wondering if someone could confirm this? i am based in the uk.

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Re: We will try to ID your mushrooms here

Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:30 pm
by fungi2bwith
Yes these are a type of morel. They are morchella elata. I found some yesterday too.

Re: We will try to ID your mushrooms here

Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:01 pm
by Dubbermart
fungi2bwith wrote:Yes these are a type of morel. They are morchella elata. I found some yesterday too.
Cool thanks so are they edible? And what is the best way to use them in cooking? Also would I be able to sell them for a good price? What is the best way to pick them? Sorry for all the questions lol.

Re: We will try to ID your mushrooms here

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:26 pm
by fungi2bwith
Yes morchella elata is edible. They can be dried which can intensify the flavour or they can be cooked like most other mushrooms (they have been known to cause stomach upsets if eaten raw). I had some tonight fried with St George's mushrooms, onion, bacon, Kale and a little fennel seed.

Re: We will try to ID your mushrooms here

Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:32 pm
by hedgewizard
Getting the grit out of them can be fun though!

Re: We will try to ID your mushrooms here

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:37 am
by Zech
I found these growing in my store room (cellar-type space):
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They're about 5 com across. Here are some close-up pictures:
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They don't seem to have gills as such.
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But they do have fabulous rolled up edges.
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I've looked at a few websites, but I can't find anything like them. Any ideas?

Re: We will try to ID your mushrooms here

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:43 am
by kit-e-kate
Hiya, after a quick look in the Collins Gem guide, :study:, I think it could be Peziza Cerea? Apparently its preferred habitat is damp mortar and soil and its common in cellars. :icon_smile:

Re: Thelephora, Sparassis or other?

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:56 am
by kit-e-kate
redline8400 wrote: I'm leaning towards Thelephora Palamata
Hi! According to the Collins Gem book :study: (Again!), thelephora palmata should smell of onion! Guess whatever it was its in the bin by now, but it might help for next time!

Funny looking thing, Could it have been Hen-of-the-woods maybe?

HTH
Kate :icon_smile:

Re: We will try to ID your mushrooms here

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:02 pm
by Zech
kit-e-kate wrote:Hiya, after a quick look in the Collins Gem guide, :study:, I think it could be Peziza Cerea? Apparently its preferred habitat is damp mortar and soil and its common in cellars. :icon_smile:
Thanks. The location's certainly right, but I'd be a bit more convinced if I could find any pictures of peziza cerea with the edges rolling outwards. Maybe something related?

Re: We will try to ID your mushrooms here

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:13 pm
by kit-e-kate
Zech wrote:
kit-e-kate wrote:Hiya, after a quick look in the Collins Gem guide, :study:, I think it could be Peziza Cerea? Apparently its preferred habitat is damp mortar and soil and its common in cellars. :icon_smile:
Thanks. The location's certainly right, but I'd be a bit more convinced if I could find any pictures of peziza cerea with the edges rolling outwards. Maybe something related?
Yeah, i wondered about that, but thought it might be a maturity/immaturity thing? Really weird looking things aren't they? :icon_smile:

Re: We will try to ID your mushrooms here

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:20 pm
by green_pea
Just found this big fella down by the back of the garage.

Next to my rather scruffy foot for sizing, it's about 25-30cm across.
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The underside looks like fresh bread when it's torn apart, rather than gills.
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The stalk has like darker mottled bits on:
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Any ideas? I thought maybe Boletus sp. but :dontknow: