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Unidentified fungus

Observed: 6th September 2013 By: nature man
unidentified fungus
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Description:

Growing on rockery sheltered beneath beech, has opened and doubled in size in 24hrs,Are they edible? Looks like they would go well with eggs and bacon!!! Any info.appreciated,thankyou.

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

Amadan's picture

Looks like

A Shaggy Parasol, but would like to see a clearer shot of the stipe (stem).

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SHAGGY PARASOL

Amadan,many thanks.I put shaggy parasol into google and lo and behold there it was.A perfect match though have to make sure it is not Chlorophyllum Molybdites. Any advice on how to take a spore print? Will cook a small sample as a test ,(pray for me !!),regards Nature Man.

NATURE MAN

Fenwickfield's picture

spore prints

All you do is remove the cap from the stem and place face down on a sheet of white paper or glass and place a container bowl or plastic tupperware box on top to cover the fungi.They usually are best left overnight and by morning when you remove the container and fungi you should have a spore print.
I agree with Flaxton don't try to eat them as you have to be careful,if your really interested join a fungi foraying group there should be one in your area.

Fenwickfield

Fly Agaric's picture

missed!

Sorry I missed your posts as I am on my tablet and its slow to update, would think its deffenatly a Macrolepiota of some kind , I did note that the stem is fairly clean of scales and also the gills are an off white colour. I hope this is of some use.
Ben

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SHAGGY PARASOL

Thanks Ben, I am 99.9% sure.Will cook a small sample to test. Fingers crossed!!!

NATURE MAN

flaxton's picture

Most of the books say this

Most of the books say this can cause a seriously upset stomach in some people so I would be very careful.
On a general note I would say only eat what YOU can POSITIVELY identify rather than go on the thoughts of some possible expert or total novice having looked at a couple of photos.
I ate these and had a very bad night so I would not be recommending them myself.

Mal

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SHAGGY PARASOL

Hi FLAXTON, your concern is much appreciated. Have studied various posts on google all championing Shaggy Parasols. The recipes for cooking them are very intrigueing! I intend to try a very small sample first,well cooked as recommended. Will post results.

NATURE MAN

Amadan's picture

Shaggy Parasol

Assuming a correct identification (can be a big "if"), then it can cause stomach upsets in some people. I love these cooked with olive oil and a little garlic. I also tend to add soy sauce rather than salt to mushroom dishes.
Spore prints - place cap on white filter paper (or kitchen roll, it will work in most cases). Cover, and leave overnight (or several hours at least). The paper stains with the spore colour.

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SHAGGY PARASOL

Hi Amadan,as you can see I am still alive and kicking. Having taken into account all the advice given,I cooked a small amount in Olive Oil,Garlic and mixed herbs. Very tasty and no ill effects!! Thanks for advice.

NATURE MAN