great - thanks! Now if I can just remember where they were......
It can be confused with Chlorophyllum rhacodes (Shaggy Parasol) which is poisonous to some people even after cooking. The fact that the stipe on fruitbody in the photo has been scratched away and is still white (as opposed to staining red then brown) means that it is not a Shaggy Parasol.
There's not much point in telling us that it looks like a picture of honey fungus. We can only be sure if you post a picture.
i don't tknow how to post a pcture it asks for a url. what is a url and how do you get it?
The URL is the location of the picture - exactly the same as the link you posted. Usually people upload their pics to something like photobucket and link to them there. HTH
just opened curtains and seen these on the back lawn,...
not planning on knocking up an ommlette just yet tho so dont panic,..
not had achance to look in the reference book yet but thought i'd share to pics.
last pic is OOF but is a pic of one flipped over,..
These are inkcaps. They look like very waterlogged common inkcaps, in which case you can eat them only if you stay away from alcohol for a day before you eat them and a day after you eat them.
i did,n tlike the slimey look of them but its been raining all night too so,....
think i'll give it a miss, i had a wee dram last night.
hut i don't have any accounts on any websites like that.
I would be most grateful if you could identify these mushrooms / fungi for me. (LINK to Photos)
I have spent ages looking through the most comprehensive fungi book i could find (by Roger Phillips) but with no joy.
These were growing in a small deciduous woodlands next to a stream. They were in clumps of various sizes maybe up to 30 in one group. The trees nearby were oak, beech and hazel with few hawthorne and blackthorne bushes. i didnt notice any smell from the mushrooms.
Many thanks (please forgive me if i have missed anything as this is my first post.
Chap at work brought them in off his lawn before he mowed the grass.
I've looked thru a couple of my books but can't ID them and I'm a novice too!
The ones on the right are growing in pairs he said, others are just random
Also not sure if the one on top in the left group is different to the other 5. It looks like a Rusula to me but I'm not sure?
The ones on the right look like sulphur tuft to me. The blue-tinted gills are a giveaway. Common as muck. Poisonous.
The others I'm not sure about...possibly Hebeloma ("Poisonpie").
None of them are russulas. Completely the wrong shape, gills the wrong colour.
Last edited by Geoff Dann; 03-11-2010 at 17:26.
Ok thanks mate
How about these I picked this morning on open grassland on the site I work on. Growing in a large ring.
They have a violet hue to the stems and also turned slightly violet when I cut through the small one.
I'm thinking field blewit maybe?
Yes, field blewitt.
Thought so cheers I also found some shaggy ink caps, I'm in for a treat tnite!
So what`s the best website to learn about the edible fungi in the UK?
There are places where you can learn far more about fungi, but often with an effective ban on discussions about edibility. You'll find the same pattern if you try to find local courses - most are about wildlife rather than food.
This is very helpful! Thanks
Can anyone ID these little chappies for me please? They were found growing on an old Alder tree in Glencoe on the 22nd January. For scale, I can hug the tree and clasp my hands! They looked "slippery" but felt firm to the touch. There were a great number of similar looking but much smaller fungi on a neighbouring tree last year in the campsite and the owner cut the tree down. This is one of my favourite trees as I use it a lot to pitch my tarp and I would hate to lose it unnecessarily!