Couldn't help but take some pix

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by Pieter, Oct 1, 2021.

  1. Pieter

    Pieter Active Member 10 Years

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    Driving home this morning on Steveston Hwy I noticed this scattering of fungi in the boulevard in front of a new townhouse development, I just had to walk over with my camera and take some shots...
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    Walking back into my driveway I spotted some in my neighbour's yard...
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    Frog Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    So lovely! If you happen to be near the last ones in the photo again, I recommend taking a sniff! :-)
     
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    The first ones look like Coprinus comatus.
    I've never had some, but it's said to be good, as long as it doesn't turn black.That means it must be consumed in less than one hour after being picked. That's probably why I've never tried any though it's very common here.
     
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    Pieter Active Member 10 Years

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    I'll have to do that. This morning!
     
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    allelopath Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    So, for those of us in the dark on this one ... what is the species?
     
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    And what does it smell like @Frog ?
     
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    Pieter Active Member 10 Years

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    Just went and was hard pressed to smell much of anything while getting wet knees in my jeans, so I picked one and the concensus was a hint of an earthy, kinda fishy smell. Nothing you'd smell from any distance...
     
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    Frog Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Smell is super subjective which is why I asked you first rather than setting up an expectation. Macrocystidia cucumis are usually reported to smell like cucumber, which I find interestingly different from the other mushroom odours out there :-) Also very pretty cap :-)
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    That's some fine deliquescence.
     
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