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OfflinePlasticFantastic
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Please help confirm my most likely wrong identifications.
    #4355180 - 06/30/05 02:03 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

I was walking in my woods today and spotted a few different types of mushrooms. I doubt any are active nor do I care but out of curiosity I wanted to attempt to ID them.


My ID: Wood Blewit (Clitocybe nuda)



-Cap Diameter: 2.5in
-Height: 3in
-Cap Color: Light Purple
-Stem Color: White
-Spore Color: White
-Gills: Attatched
-Location: NW Corner, CT
-Found: Leaves and Peat-like Soil



My ID: Russula Hygrophorus (Hygrophorus russula)



-Cap Diameter: 1.5in
-Height: 2in
-Cap Color: Light Pink
-Stem Color: White
-Spore Color: White
-Gills: Attatched
-Location: NW Corner, CT
-Found: Leaves and Peat-like Soil



My ID: Rooting Collybia (Oudemansiella radicata)



-Cap Diameter: 2.25in
-Height: 4.35in
-Cap Color: Tan
-Stem Color: Tan
-Spore Color: White
-Gills: Attatched
-Location: NW Corner, CT
-Found: Mulchy Soil


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Invisibleshroomydan
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Re: Please help confirm my most likely wrong identifications. [Re: PlasticFantastic]
    #4355366 - 06/30/05 02:50 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Hello Again PlasticFantastic,

I'm not so sure about the Blewit. It looks more like a purple capped Russula to me. Gill color would be an easy way to distinguish the two. The gills on a Blewit will be about the same color as the cap.


Russulas will have bright white gills. I'm nearly certain yours is a Russula.


Your second mushroom may well be a Hygrophorus russula, but I suspect that it actually is a Russula. The easiest distinguishing feature would be the texture of the stem. Russula stems will cleanly break and crumble like chalk. A Hygrophorus stem will bend more and has stringy flesh.

I think you got the last one right. :smile: i would have to see the "root" to verify.

Nice finds.


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Re: Please help confirm my most likely wrong identifications. [Re: shroomydan]
    #4356970 - 06/30/05 10:23 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Thank you for your help. I was actually thinking about the first one being a Russula, but in the book I have it didn't mention them being purplish in color, so I decided to go with the Blewit (which the description in my book seemed to fit). Both the first and second specimens were also close to eachother, within 100 feet and in the same type of soil.

The second mushroom's stem did crumble very easily so your identification is most likely right.

And concerning the last mushroom's root, it was long, went maybe 3in into the ground and ended in a point.

Are any of these mushrooms edible?


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Re: Please help confirm my most likely wrong identifications. [Re: PlasticFantastic]
    #4359021 - 07/01/05 12:07 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

The red and purple capped Russulas should not be eaten because there are many poisonous species of Russula with that coloration. Though some are edible, they are very difficult to distinguish from the poisonous ones.

Check this link for info on your last specimen, now known as Xerula radicata.
http://www.bluewillowpages.com/mushroomexpert/xerula_radicata.html

I have eaten them without getting sick, but do not recommend you do the same because Xerula radicata is a complex of species, some of which may not be edible. They don't taste very good anyway.


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Re: Please help confirm my most likely wrong identifications. [Re: shroomydan]
    #4359198 - 07/01/05 01:05 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Thanks for the info, I won't plan on eating any of those.


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