Identification: Fungus Identification

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by anders5401, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. anders5401

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    Hi all,

    I am new to this site and not well versed in the study of biological science. I do live in a place that offers an amazing number of plants, animals, fungus etc which I would like to know about.

    I offer a photograph for your consideration. The location is Northwest Florida in a riverine ecosystem. The fungus is in an old portion of an improved pasture (horses) in a very shady moist area. The detritus is mainly oak and cedar. The photo was taken in late July of this year.

    My thanks in advance if you choose to respond

    Michael
     

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    I would love to see the underside of these mushrooms! could they be gills or gill-like-ridges?
     
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    MycoRob,

    Thank you for your reply.

    As much as I would like to provide the information you requested I did not disturb the mushrooms at the time I photographed them 5 weeks ago. I will endeavor to get that information and any other you wish when the mushrooms present again. That area is now unfortunately underwater.

    Being truly a novice.........but interested I would appreciate any guidance you have concerning information I should collect before asking for an identification.

    Thanks
     
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    try 'orange peel' or 'apricot jelly'....not sure?
     
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    Are those common names?
     
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    apricot jelly is Phlogiotis helvelloides and orange peel is Aleuria ourantia
     
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    And my thanks.
     
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    Yes, the Chanterelle idea seems to stick with me as the best guess. they can be awfully thin fleshed sometimes, a feature that makes their more typical vase shape less apparent and so more difficult to see from this angle.
    But as pointed out, without a look at the underside, these are all educated guesses at best.
     
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    Thanks,

    I guess what remains is for me to wait to see them again. I think I've picked up enough from the contributors here that I can do a better job of presentation next time.

    Thanks again.
     
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    Cantharellus sp, C.friesii (probably) edible.
     
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    Thanks Illecippo.

    Hate to miss a good eat. There's lots more fungus around here if ya'll don't mind looking at them.
     

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