Identification: please help identify

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by josephine, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. josephine

    josephine Active Member

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    We saw this in our garden and they continue to grow. A corner in our graden is almost totally covered with this.

    We want to identify this and want to know how to get rid of them. Are they poisonous?
     

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    they are spreading fast thus any info about these type of mushroom will be appreciated.

    thank you.
     
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    Yes...stupid of me
     
  6. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I've sent a message to Illecippo to ask him to look in, he's very good on European fungus identification.
     
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    can you provide more details, like fruiting body smell, sporeprint color, size ?

    it reminds me somewhat of Agaricus Augustus, however there's something which doesn't convince me. If cut, does it smell like bitter almonds ?
     
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    I went to the garden and pulled out two pcs from the ground. The diameter is about 12 cm (ave.) and the smell is strong. I'm not sure whether the smell is of almond (am not very familiar with almond smell) but smells "sweet".
     

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    maybe they are agaricus augustus. nobody negated it so that must be it.

    thanks for all your help.
     
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    No one negated it so it could be (not must be).
     
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    Harri Harmaja Active Member 10 Years

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    Lepiota, ss. probably acutesquamosa or similar.

    Nico
     
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    Nico, thanks for your help.
     
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    Another Lepiota of some kind would be my guess on this one as well. Agaricus species have brown spores whereas this one clearly shows white spores at the apex of the stalk in one photo. Agaricus augustus is 100% *out* of this particular ID line-up.
     

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