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    Fungi ID

    Can anyone help me with identifying this fungi that has started to sprout up in my back garden please?

    Cheers guys,

    Dean.







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    hello,
    A pure guess http://www.first-nature.com/fungi/russula-rosea.php
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    David

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    Hi David,

    Thanks for the link mate, really useful that! I'll do a little more research I think before I taste any lol!

    Dean

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    Not even close. Russulas do not have brown stems and aren't this shape. It's either a Galerina or a Laccaria.

    Dean: if you are interested in edible fungi then there's a new book out this week.

    See reviews on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Edible-Mush.../dp/0857843974

    Signed copies available directly from me (author) for 20, P&P free...

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    Thanks Geoff, yeah I've been keeping a close eye on your book actually! I think I'll be making a purchase as soon as pay day arrives....looks great!!

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    I'm up to page 60 and loving it.

    Here's a question for you Geoff. My father told us when I was little that if you can peel the skin on the cap from the edge to the centre without it breaking, then the fungi was edible. I asked about this previously (a chap at word was into fungi) and eventually the answer was "not true". I was wondering if the reverse could be true: If you cannot peel from the edge to the centre then definitely don't eat it? Any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ehecatl View Post
    I'm up to page 60 and loving it.

    Here's a question for you Geoff. My father told us when I was little that if you can peel the skin on the cap from the edge to the centre without it breaking, then the fungi was edible. I asked about this previously (a chap at word was into fungi) and eventually the answer was "not true". I was wondering if the reverse could be true: If you cannot peel from the edge to the centre then definitely don't eat it? Any thoughts?

    Thanks,

    M@
    I'm guessing you've already got to page 70 by now and know that I'm going to tell you that the answer is no. There are no universal rules of thumb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff Dann View Post
    I'm guessing you've already got to page 70 by now and know that I'm going to tell you that the answer is no. There are no universal rules of thumb.
    At the time of writing, I hadn't but have now (and still enjoying it!). I suspect I survived my youth partly due to luck rather than due to my father's mycology skills then.
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    Hello

    I wonder if you can help me identify these fungi?

    My veg plot is near a wild area with trees. I weeded a lot of it and found these thin, dark, elastic strands which, when broken open, reveal a lighter interior. It sounded like honey fungus so I dug a lot of it out. I don't think it is as there are several trees, including a mini orchard. I took a picture of the mushrooms yet I can't identify them.

    However, I now dig it out each year yet now it has invaded my raised beds. It forms a dense mate under the soil, so thick it's an effort to dig it out with a fork.

    Now I know we need fungi to do it's thing but it's becoming a little invasive.

    Any advice? I've loamy soil, ph 7-ish.

    http://tinypic.com/r/r2812q/9 http://tinypic.com/r/23uynp3/9 http://tinypic.com/r/spxc8g/9
    http://tinypic.com/r/zn4zmd/9 http://tinypic.com/r/k3xkjd/9

    In some of those pictures you can see the thin dark roots I've been digging up. The fruiting bodies were on and around a wild cherry tree.

    Thanks

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