Identification: Mushroom ID

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by MalahatMama, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. MalahatMama

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    Found in woods today. Can anyone help me ID this one. Cap about 6'' in diameter.
     

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    Frog Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Hi MM,
    It looks like Russula brevipes, but hard to say for certain.
    Does the stem feel brittle, breaks/snaps apart?
    cheers,
    frog
     
  3. fish dr

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    I'm with Frog. Russula brevipes.

    Also, I was up; the Malahat lately, and there are a lot of those around.

    The stem is kind of mealy. If it is a correct ID I have eaten them, but only after they were attacked by Hypomyces fungus and "became" lobster mushrooms. Okay but not delicious is my opinion. Not worth eating.

    And my stomach is my largest credential.
     
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    We rather like lobster mushrooms, FD. Meh. To each his own; more for us!

    And I'm glad Frog and you beat me to the ID. I would have said the same thing.
     
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    At certain times, I have found hundreds of Russula brevipes in Algonquin Park. I never tried eating them, due mostly to the structure-brittle and dry. Unfortunately, when found these seem to be about the only ones present in quantity.
     
  6. MalahatMama

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    Wow ... thanks! I'm a newbie to fungi. Growing up on Vancouver Island I learned to identify a few edibles. These days, my dog takes me for regular strolls around Spectacle Lake and McCurdy Creek. I have become fascinated these last few years. I have more photos which I would love help with. Are you up for more?

    Thanks, all.
     
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    Frog Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Sure! :-)
     
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    Hi Stilbella,

    It's quite possible that the ones we got were not that fresh. I'll give it another try next year.

    Thanks
     
  9. MalahatMama

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    Okay, then ... from a week or so ago.
     

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    Frog Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Hmmm tricky :-)
    Would it be possible to see a photo of the gill attachment to the stem on #2 and the underside in general of #3? Also, is the top of the cap of #2 very mucousy to the touch? If not, does it have an interesting fragrance?
    -frog
     
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    No shot of the gills for #2.

    I don't recall the cap being particularly mucousy or fragrant. I think there are still some nearby that I could check out.
     

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