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Offlinewannatrip
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need an ID
    #2783386 - 06/11/04 12:51 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

OK, I found these when I got home. They look like 2 different species (maybe not) so I?ll give 2 different characteristic lists. I know they are not active.



On the left:

a. Habitat Southern Alabama growing in grass/lawn
b. Characteristics of the gills White/beige, attached, closely spaced, kind of horizontal
c. Measurements of cap and stem. Cap: 4cm ? Stem: length-4.5 cm diameter-.5cm
d. Characteristics of the stem Beige, smoother, somewhat hollow, thin
e. Characteristics of the cap light around edges, dark grey toward middle
f. Spore print color White
g. Color that the mushroom bruises N/A
h. Scent of mushroom musty

On the right:

a. Habitat Southern Alabama growing in grass/lawn
b. Characteristics of the gills White, attached, very closely spaced, vertical
c. Measurements of cap and stem. Caps: diameter 3cm and 6 cm; Stem-both 4cm
d. Characteristics of the stem White-ish, smooth, solid, thick
e. Characteristics of the cap light around edges, brownish toward middle
f. Spore print color White
g. Color that the mushroom bruises N/A
h. Scent of mushroom musty


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Offlinephunkjunky311
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Re: need an ID [Re: wannatrip]
    #2783485 - 06/11/04 01:22 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

I have no idea on what they are, but wait for a Mod or a MJ or someone to come and id these, and definatly dont eat them, besides they dont look to be edible anyways so dont eat them.


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Re: need an ID [Re: wannatrip]
    #2783559 - 06/11/04 01:47 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

I can't tell from your photo about the ones on the left. We need to see the underside.

The pair on the right are Russulas. There are lots of Russula species, but they cannot be identified accurately to species without a microscope. Many of them are eaten, only a few are poisonous. The poisonous ones in North America all bruise black (or nearly black) or taste very hot (like hot pepper). To taste one, break off a small piece (smaller than a fingernail) from the cap, put it in your mouth, chew (up to a minute - DO NOT SWALLOW ANY), then spit it out. Some of them are so hot you'll swear you're going to develop blisters. Avoid tasting large numbers of them in a day - there is a recorded case of somebody being poisoned that way.

One of the easiest ways to tell Russulas (and Lactarius) is to break the stem. Russulas are not fibrous like other mushrooms. Instead, the stem will break irregularly and suddenly like a piece of chalk. One fun feature this produces is what happens if you kick one. Russulas and Lactarius will explode into relatively tiny fragments - most other mushrooms will just fly through the air and might break into a few pieces.

Incidentally, if you do a spore print of Russulas, most of them produce spore prints that are somewhat yellowish to almost orange, not pure white. The actual spore print color is an important feature for identification.

Happy mushrooming!


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Re: need an ID [Re: wannatrip]
    #2783892 - 06/11/04 06:07 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Aren`t those milky caps???


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