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Crepidotus variabilis

Observed: 12th November 2011 By: thekennelat79
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
thekennelat79’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Crepidotus variabilis
Description:
Identifications

Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

parad1se's picture

You cannot tell the species

You cannot tell the species of Crepidotus without a microscope. C. variabilis and C.cesatii look alike, but have different shaped spores. I've found more of the latter than the former.

jhn7's picture

Interesting!

Personally I was not aware of C. cesatii as I'd checked my own observations in Jordan's (which doesn't include it). Since your comment I've seen your point made both in Collins and Philips so I will remove my agreement.
Sorry for being misleading, it was unintentional.

Janet
Certificate in Contemporary Science (Open)

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Spore examination

A spore sample has been examined by a mycologist, and confirmed to be C. variabilis

jhn7's picture

Thank you!

I can now put my agreement back!!!

Janet
Certificate in Contemporary Science (Open)

parad1se's picture

It's nice to have a definite

It's nice to have a definite ID, but it is worth checking. That's the problem with trying to ID fungi from photos. Even the best photos can't tell you enough in many cases.