Garden fungi

Discussion in 'HUNTING & IDENTIFICATION' started by Tammy, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. Tammy

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    Thank you so much @rhizoRider!
    I don't know where all these mushrooms come from, but I love finding them...it's not something you see every day in the Karoo!
     
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    Did all of them have that rusty coloured spore print?
     
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    They were all actually more brown, like dark cocoa powder brown...the prints of the 2 smaller ones started off much lighter, maybe a mustard colour?, but ended up looking just like the print of the bigger mushroom.
     
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    It is most likely a bit of a mixed collection.
    Browner prints at least say it's not deadly galerina. Which can be relieving to hear lol
     
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    Definitely! haha :D
     
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    To be honest there are "deadly" fungi all around us and it's not to worry.
    But with animal pets and small kiddos it's nice knowing a big fruiting isn't deadly.
    Where do you live?
    Wish we had ANY type of fall fungi season this yr, but weather went NUTZ and couldn't make up its mind , freezing everything solid with wks of 20f temps straight.
    Next yr shud rock though
     
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    I'm living in the Northern Cape, South Africa...it's a semi arid area. This time of the year we have really weird weather...the one day you freeze from the cold, the next day we have a heat wave...
     
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    My son found these yesterday while watering the trees...Is it maybe some kind of Coprinellus...Glistening Inkcaps maybe?

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    Nice I.d. Skills you nailed it as close as I would venture.
    I don't know how American to African species differ.
    But super neat cuz those look like what we find here.
    You should post everything you find :) cool to watch
    Hugs Tammy
     
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    Kids pickup on what interests ourselves. Really happy when kids bring you their finds. Just warn them of the deadly fungi and why never to eat ANYTHING from nature without knowing certainly what it is. Foraging is a lost art keep at the younger ones to keep it alive
     
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    Thank you! :) It's fantastic to hear that I'm so close with the ID, yay! :D
    I will definitely post other finds, I have no idea where they come from...maybe I just wasn't looking hard enough before.
    Warm hugs to you from a very hot South Africa :)