Identification: New member. Hi All. Mushroom ID please

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

  1. Dum Thumb

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    I am a new member to this forum and as I have a newly acquired acre of plants and flowering trees I can use all the help I can get.

    Growing under a very tall conifer, in composted soil, are these mushrooms that will grow to a cap width of 20Cm. They smell great but I have no idea what kind they are.
    Any help on an ID would be greatly appreciated. I hope the picture will help. thanks.
     

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    I just wanted to say "HI". That mushroom look good enough to eat. I hope someone ID's it for you.
    :>)
     
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    Love2garden. Thanks for the reply. I would like to try them in a frying pan if I can get a seal of approval.
     
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    As long as there is no green-tinted spore print, then they are an edible Lepiota or Parasol mushroom. Compare this to my comments on Wicks post regarding "Another group to identify".
     
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    Macrolepiota sp. certainly not procera, but similair.
     
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    With that abrupt basal bulb, I'd go with Macrolepiota rachodes (var hortensis perhaps). In any case...Good eatin' <g>
     
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    Thank you all for your input to my question. From what you tell me I will go with a
    Parasol mushroom and try a little at a time. Will let you know.
    John
     
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    Shaggy parasol, pretty common in the PNW. We eat them from our property every year, but they can make some people sick, so try a little first before making a meal of them. And cook them well!
     
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    Silver_Creek. Thanks for the cook well tip. Will do.
    John
     
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    Ok for Chlorophyllum brunneum (=C.rhacodes)
     

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