Identification: iD help on mushroom, is it edible?

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by martin lizama, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. martin lizama

    martin lizama Active Member

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    Is it this one? It matches description. Amanita virosa?

    The Destroying Angel is a member of the genus Amanita, a group of mushrooms that are extremely poisonous. Look for the three key identification features: (1) the ring around the stem near the cap, (2) the cup at the enlarged base of the mushroom and (3) the white gills under the cap. 1

    http://www.ont-woodlot-assoc.org/sw_mushrooms_1.html
     

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    You will need to take a spore print on this one. White means you have an Amanita.
     
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    crasy. its growing in what looks like his rose flower pot.

    White on wHite. Just aint right.
     
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    vitog Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    To me the mushroom looks just like Leucoagaricus naucinus, which has a white spore print. However, the usual habitat for L. naucinus is lawns.
     
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    vitog has a good point. Speaking to that, what was the actual habitat? i have trouble interpreting the red background.
     
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    It was found near a river in a oak pine forest, brought it home and put it in a pot were the picture was taken.
     

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