Identification: Mushroom growing in my back yard - help to identify

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  1. gatoso

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    Hello,
    Could anybody help me to identify this type of mushroom? Is edible?
    Kindly
     

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    vitog Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    A clear photo of the underside of the cap, showing the attachment of the gills to the stem and the whole stem would be helpful. A spore print also might be needed for a positive ID.
     
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    Frog Rising Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Agreed. Also could you please add in what region of Canada this mushroom is in, and whether it is growing from buried wood or heavily woodchipped soil?
     
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    Hello,
    Thank you so much for getting back to me.
    I am in North Vancouver - Last line of houses below Grouse.
    The soil has been heavily mulched with wood chips.
     

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    And one more picture...

    I would really love to learn a bit more about our edible mushrooms and if somebody out there wants to show me ...I would really appreciated it! I am against Grouse so I do get lots of mushrooms growing naturally.
     

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    There are many fungi events and workshops in the area: Fungi Events. If you will be quick enough you can still participate in this one Demystifying Mushrooms. It starts at 1:30.
     
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    Thank you, I will keep my eyes open for future workshops - today, it is too late for me but I really appreciate your note and if you email me, even better.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    As implied by the question about woody material being present these seem likely to be Armillaria. But as also mentioned specific methods should be employed before deciding on an identification, when not already experienced and familiar.
     
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    Thank you for getting back to me. Is edible?
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Nobody here can provide enough assurance about a particular mushroom identification for eating one you encounter to be "on the table", so to speak. Instead make use of the previously suggested resources - and others - to make yourself very well acquainted before venturing into eating mushrooms that aren't for sale at a market.
     
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    The mushrooms do 't look to me like Armillaria sp. They don't have a rather typical for Armillaria veil, they don't have a ring on the stipe. I can't tell however what they are. As for edibility, all poisoning is a result of wrong identification.
     
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    Thank you Ron and Sundrop!
     
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    Frog Rising Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    They appear to be Hypholoma
     
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    Depending on the species can be poisonous.
     
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    Thank you all for getting back to me...I bought Chanterelles and Oyster mushrooms to be "planted" on my back yard...hopefully, something good comes out of that!
     
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    I have found oysters grow quite readily, at least when the inoculated media is purchased from reliable suppliers.

    Chanterelles however are not cultivated due to the required mycorrhizal relationship with trees, so I am hoping your supplier did not claim to be providing you with chanterelle spawn?

    Unless you are talking about spreading bits of chanterelle and oyster fruiting bodies in your back yard? Success is not very likely, but I think experimentation is always interesting!

    Hope that is useful,
    - frog
     

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