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Loadsa fungus on stump

Observed: 14th October 2011 By: MalTaylor
Stump fungus immature Overview PC120055
Stump fungus immature single group with rule PC120057
Stump fungus mature with rule PA140026
Stump fungus mature from below PA140025
Stump fungus mature Gills PA140024
Description:

I had a similar single group of this(?) fungus in mid October and now (12/12/2011) a huge amount on my eucalyptus tree stump.
I am happy for anyone identifying this as edible and how to prepare to take half.
Cap diameter: (mature) 7inches, 175mm
Cap colour: (mature) buff/brown
Gill colour: cream/buff
Spore colour: cream/buff
Odour:
Texture: Mushroom-like or slightly more firm
Location: Eucalyptus tree stump against west facing wall, Chelmsford.

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.

Species with which Honey Fungus (Armillaria mellea) interacts

Comments

flaxton's picture

Quote from Fungi of

Quote from Fungi of Switzerland."One should avoid eating Amillaria mellea(if that is what it is) because cases of poisoning have been reported"
This is on top of the warning given on all identifications on this site
"Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

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

MalTaylor's picture

Eating remotely identified fungi

I would not eat fungi remotely identified either. That's why I wanted anyone claiming it was edible to take half - and eat it.

Thanks for your comments.