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Toadstools or Mushrooms? (added via Android)

Observed: 25th September 2013 By: MistyD
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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

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Toadstools or Mushrooms

These terms are used interchangeably for the fruiting bodies of fungi that have (as these do) distinct caps and stems. So they could be described as either, really.
Details of gills, stems, odour, discolouration on bruising, and habitat (especially trees) are helpful, but with some types even that can be insufficient. The real enthusiasts carry chemical test kits and paper for taking spore prints.