Joe30's picture

Beginner needing some help please to ID this.

Observed: 17th November 2011 By: Joe30Joe30’s reputation in Fungi and LichensJoe30’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens

I think this may be a Liberty Cap but no way am I certain! Hope someone can help. Thanks.


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Sarah West's picture

More info needed please!

Hi Joanna
For identifying fungi, we really need to see a picture of the underside of the cap, so we can see whether it has gills (like the mushrooms you buy from the shops) or pores (which look like the ends of drinking straws). We also need to be able to see what colour it is underneath, and some idea of scale. Don't be afraid to pick the mushroom as it's just the fruit, the majority of the fungi is underground.
Happy mushroom hunting, Sarah

Sarah West
OPAL Community Scientist
Yorkshire and Humber