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    #3847892 - 02/28/05 06:54 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Hey guys, was wondering if you could help me ID this mushroom. No pic but ill describe it the best i can..

a. Habitat = Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Growing out of grass - hard soil.
b. Characteristics of the gills = Bright yellow gills, i believed they are attached.
c. Measurements of cap and stem. = Cap is around 7cm diameter. Stem is around 4-5cm.
d. Characteristics of the stem = Stem was tan brown a very dull old looking brown, rubbery texture, solid and moderately thick (2cm)
e. Characteristics of the cap = same colour as stem, rather firm, wavy
f. Spore print color = in progress
g. Color that the mushroom bruises = VERY distinctly blue. In fact when i cut the stem off to do a spore print, the inside of the stem was BRIGHT blue in under 20 seconds.
h. Scent of mushroom = some form of smell. Cant put a finger on it. Not odourless.

Hopefully those details are sufficient. Any help would be great. Any possibility they are active?


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Re: Australian ID [Re: DepthToTheCore]
    #3848296 - 02/28/05 07:59 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Does the bottom of the cap have blade-like gills, or spongy pores?


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Re: Australian ID [Re: shroomydan]
    #3849102 - 02/28/05 10:50 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Blade like gills, no pores. Spore print also came up as dark yellow.


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Re: Australian ID [Re: DepthToTheCore]
    #3849201 - 02/28/05 11:14 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

That sounds like Phylloporus, the gilled boletes. A guess at species would be Phylloporus rhodoxanthus. Some of its subspecies strongly blue. It should not be eaten.

Does it look like these?
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Re: Australian ID [Re: shroomydan]
    #3849230 - 02/28/05 11:20 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

IT looks like those specimens to a degree. Differences are mainly that in those photos the gills appear to go quite a way down the stem whereas the specimens gills i have join right at the top. And the cap colour is off. I guess you could describe the colour of this as dried out soil. Its the best descriptiuon i can think of. A real dull light brown.

Thanks for your help so far shroomydan.


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Re: Australian ID [Re: DepthToTheCore]
    #3849296 - 02/28/05 11:36 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Sure :smile:, I love this stuff!

Color can vary quite a bit. I'm using a key for North America, so its possible that there are Australian species which have less decurrent gills. I can think of no other genus besides Phylloporus which both bruises blue and drops yellow spores. Maybe ToxicMan will have some wisdom for us.


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Re: Australian ID [Re: shroomydan]
    #3849343 - 02/28/05 11:49 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Thanks for the help. Yeah i think ill put it down to variation in the species rather than a different mushroom altogether...


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