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Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by hudakore, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. hudakore

    hudakore Active Member

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    Hello everyone,
    I am so lucky I've come across your site. I am working a a "coffee table" book especially for mushrooms and lichens that I have photographed. I have been desperately seeking a place to help ID them. I have several books with photos but I seem to come away more confused than ever. I hope I've come to the right place. I will upload my first image now to see if I'm successful.
     

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    togata57 Contributor 10 Years

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    Welcome to the Forum, hudakore!
    Boy, have you ever come to the right place. There is a bevy of fungus experts here that can and will ID whatever you've got! Many supremely knowledgeable fungus folk are here---among them Frog, MycoRob, and the one and only C.Wick*---best anywhere.

    *a dab hand with a camera, too.
     
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    No pressure togata57.


    #1 could be a Crepidotus, but i wouldn't venture a species. I'd like to know what the underside of the cap looks like.
    I'd really like to see a picture from the top, as well as a cross section of #2.
    #3 looks like a Peziza or other cup fungus.

    Hope others will chime in ...
     
  4. hudakore

    hudakore Active Member

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    Thank you. That's going to be a big help to me.
     
  5. Frog

    Frog Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    ... I'm stalling...
    I agree with MycoRob's comments and info requests, but would like to add "young Schizophyllum commune" to the list of possibles for #1.
    Thank you Togata57 :-)
     
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    Yeah, Frog is probably right about #1.
     
  7. hudakore

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    When you say "young schizophyllum commune, does that mean there are several mushrooms clustered together?
     
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    Frog Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    That sounds like a reasonable interpretation of the species name - I've never thought about it. I like the genus name quite a bit, and it seems to match a medicinal use of this fungus <grin>.
     
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    #3 looks like an Otidea sp., maybe auricula or alutacea. Hard to tell.
     
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    you're first is Schizophylum commune.....
    you're other two may come up with lots of problems ID'ing...
    the second is possibly a type of Earthball or false puffball? but.........
     

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