Identification: Tell me what this is please!

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by Starsania, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. Starsania

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    Hi I am an amateur photographer and would like to know what this might be called.

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    there's a couple types that come to mind? do u have any full shots or a stem view however?
     
  3. Frog

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    Ditto - a shot of one whole fruiting body by itself would be helpful.
    Possibly Pleurotus, Panellus or Hohenbuehlia. Was it growing on a stump, a standing tree or buried wood?
     
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    Anyone thought about possible Paxillus?
     
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    Paxillus would be a good guess but there is no visible dead wood? All examples I'm familiar with were on logs/stumps........
    A member of the petaloides family was my guess as it can be visible even when wood isn't.....sometimes it attaches to underground unseen hosts.
     
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    Here, in south-easthern Finland Im used to see many species of the genus Paxillus attached to buried wood not seen on the surface of the soil ... Could not it be something near P. panuoides?

    Just guessing ...

    Kiitos,

    Sergi.
     
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    In two of the photos it sort of looks like the spore deposit (left on lower caps from upper caps) is white - Starsania, can you tell if it is white or buff coloured spore deposit?
     
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    To answer Frog. I'm pretty sure the undersides were a lighter tan color but they weren't white.
    To answer C.Wick I could see some remnants of the roots uncovered but I don't think the mushrooms were attached to the wood but I can't be sure. I went back to the spot where I found the mushroom thing and found that it had been mowed over.
     
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    Certainly pleurotus ssp.
    Nico
     

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