I have just thought of an idea that all the smart mushroom people out there might get behind. It would better enable anyone to ID mushrooms from the begginer to the Expert.
A Web Site that people can go to when they find a mushroom they want to identify with COMMON names of features of mushrooms, (along side the scientific name), Starts with where the mushroom was found, ie. what part of the world and in the grass on front lawn or on side of road near hard wood trees such as Oak. Fill in the blank questions would be able to allow ANYBODY to continue with root structure and shape, Sleeves, Rings, Cap, Gills, the color and texture of each section of the mushroom and any abnormalities such as warts, and spore stains etc.
All in all, submitting answers to the questions brings you to a photo page linked to the summary of all the fill in answers! Your mushroom should be on this page, either alone or with other posibilities.
I thought this might be a GREAT idea but I am "MUSHROOM DUMB". I have not found anything like this so I don't think it exists.
Who would be the BEST person to ask this question to??? I would love for this type of site to be developed.