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Fungi (3 photos)

Observed: 17th November 2012 By: stephenmidstephenmid’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensstephenmid’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens

Fungi seen in a grassy field with cows in under an oak tree.


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

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

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Chalkie's picture

Only a beginner

I don't really know, but looking at the pictures, my first thought was Shaggy Parasol too (Lepiota/Macrolepiota/Chlorophyllum rhacodes). The pictures and description I've got of Agaricus lanipes have a short, fat stem, not a long thin one. (In one book -the other book has a long stem...)

Did the flesh bruise red? Shaggy Parasol does that (though the pictures don't show any evidence of this).

Shaggy Parasol should have a double ring though, and this doesn't seem to.

Anyway Fenwickfield has a lot more toadstools than me!

Fenwickfield's picture

not sure

It does not matter how many fungi anyone has put on I too thought shaggy parasol but there was something not quite right,your right to question the id I don't think we can know for sure.We really need people to take measurements cut the whole fungi in half through cap and stem to see if we have any colour change also any smell plus if possible for people to take spore prints.There is a slight hint of red on the gills


D.M.H.'s picture

And in an ideal world at

And in an ideal world at different stages of development ;-)

All given ID's are subject to error/ommissions. Please seek independent verification before acting on ANY advice given. BE SAFE =)

Chalkie's picture

Thanks for not taking offence!

And it was good for me to have to think again too, as I'd probably have just thought shaggy parasol and not looked any closer, if I'd found it myself.

D.M.H.'s picture

Now when it comes to looking

Now when it comes to looking for fungi you plan to eat! No amount of double checking and verification is to much, there are just over handful I am completely happy to verify from photo if intended to be eaten.

All given ID's are subject to error/ommissions. Please seek independent verification before acting on ANY advice given. BE SAFE =)

stephenmid's picture

ID plus further info

Thanks for all the thoughts. Fenwickfield, Chalkie and Dorset.Mushroom.Hunters. I did go back to site and one had come out of the ground the stipe was 5 cm long and 1cm in diameter, 3cm diameter cap. There was no colour change that I noticed. I haven't got a good sense of smell, but it smelled slightly sweet and mushroomy. Before consulting Ispot I thought that it was probably some sort of Agaricus.