Identification: Tiny White Mushrooms?

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by hatlady, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. hatlady

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    I have discovered some tiny creamy white mushrooms under our spruce trees. Can anyone help me identify them & whether them might be edible!?
     
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    Need pic. There are MANY tiny creamy white mushrooms. don't take chances.
     
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    I love to take chances but NOT with unidentified mushrooms! I have a picture but have not been able to get it from my pc to this site! This is not my area of expertise!
    Sorry
     
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    If you email it to me, I will post it on the site: robbudo@yahoo.com

    PS Wise man once said "There are old mushroomers, and there are bold mushrooms, but there are no old and bold mushroomers."
     
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    Ok Folks,

    This is the image emailed to me. Despite the low resolution, I can only assume it is the best that can be produced. It is hard to make an ID based on this picture, but if someone forced me to make a guess, i would put it in the genus Marasmium with certain uncertainty.
     

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  6. Harri Harmaja

    Harri Harmaja Active Member 10 Years

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    Agreed, most probably a gilled agaric of either the genus Marasmius or Mycena. Even if we knew how a fruitbody looks like as seen from the underside, an identification as to species might be impossible.

    Regards,
    Harri Harmaja
    http://www.fmnh.helsinki.fi/users/harmaja/index.htm
     
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    My guess is: Hemimycena candida
    (we definetly need a better picture and description)
    It could be: Collybia cirrhata;Marasmiellus ramealis; Mycena galopus candida...

    I've enjoy the quote of MycoRob!
     
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    Next year when my tiny white mushrooms appear again I will take a picture with my macro lens on my 35 mm camera & hopefully have my scanner working then too. That should take care of the quality. I don't know about getting pictures of the underside though. These mushrooms are not much bigger that a straight pin used for sewing so underside pictures might be difficult. If you have any suggestions about that I would appreciate them.

    Thanks for all your help. I'm sure I haven't gotten as much help from any other site.
     
  9. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    You could scan the underside of the mushroom instead of attempting a photograph. The technique is fairly simple: scan in a dark room with the lid open. You'll get images that look something like this.
     

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