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Observed: 26th June 2013 By: bradscottukbradscottuk’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensbradscottuk’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensbradscottuk’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensbradscottuk’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens

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.


dejayM's picture


I'd put money on it being Amanita Fulva. Eat it then post here in a week! J O K I N G!
But I have eaten A.fulva - pleasant not special.

Fenwickfield's picture

not a good idea

It is best to leave fungi alone unless your very knowledgeable.I personally would not touch any amanita but Flaxton is very knowledgeable on fungi (I would say an expert) should have an expert badge but I still would not eat any fungi identified from one photo alone.Best to stick to supermarket ones or have a go at growing some from the packs you can buy.


flaxton's picture

I try and avoid any coment on

I try and avoid any coment on the consumption of wild fungi but the basic premis should always be if you can't PERSONALLY identify a fugus do not even think of eating it and certainly never accept someone else's id from just a photo.

bradscottuk's picture


I know enough about fungi (ie not very much) to know that I wouldn't even dream of eating any of them.

I do love iSpot, though. There is no way I'd ever have the time to sit down and key out all the stuff I see, so it is truly wonderful having you all to help out and expand my knowledge of groups of which I hitherto knew nothing.

dejayM's picture

thank goodness!

I'm relieved! Two others think so - could have costalot!

bradscottuk's picture

OK, but

I'm still not especially minded to try it....