Saturday, 23 August 2008

Calling all Mycologists!

Any amateur mycologists out there?
How many of these beauties can you name?


It's been a wet summer and the fungi are thriving in the forest.
The only one I can name with certainty is number 8, Giant puffball (Calvatia gigantea).... see my previous post.
Number 5 looks like Field mushroom (Agaricus campestris) but I'm not sure.
I don't intend to eat any of them!

Updates:

1: Turkey Tail Bracket Fungi (Trametes versicolor) thanks Tom.

2. Grey Oyster Mushroom.... possibly.

3. Russula humidicola or Russula silvicola, your choice!

7. Confirmed as Coral Mushroom, a.k.a. Coral Tooth or Coral Hydnum (Hericium coralloides) for details see here, and if you fancy it for dinner, see here.

13 comments:

lorenzothellama said...

Brilliant shots! Bit of a wimp where trying new fungi is concerned. I only eat what I know!

Some interesting looking toadstools growing on the outside of Martin's house! I'll see you there!

Old Wom Tigley said...

What a great collection here...
I will 'hazard' a guess. please note I said 'HAZARD' ha!..

1 Turkey Key Bracken Fungi
2 Grey Oyster ?
3??
4??
5 Field Mushroom ?
6 Whats is known as Magic Mushrooms ? I think.
7 Coral Mushroom
8 Giant Puffball...

The one I would eat going off what I can see here is the Puffball... Slice the top off, scoup out the spores, add chopped onions, garlic, smoked bacon finely chopped and bake slowly... beautiful..:O)..

The one I really like here and I've yet to ever come across is the Corel... its a stunner..
Tom..
Remember I did say Hazard a guess.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I am not an authority on mushrooms but my neighbor is. The problem is that he is as old as I am and does not get around so I cannot ask him what is what.

I do know that in #4 the larger mushroom among the smaller ones is one that he used to pick and eat and even went to Michigan to get them.

Luke Wiley said...

I don't have the slightest clue about mushrooms. But very nice shots.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I wish I knew more about mushrooms! I just take photos of them. LOL

dennis said...

Dennis knows the names:

1. Pickle Poink Fungi
2. Foosey Loo Fungi
3. Elevator Mad Fungi
4. Squamp Fungi
5. Tippi Wisk Fungi
6. Funkadelic Fungi
7. Flippety Gables Fungi
8. Lovin' Sporeful Fungi

Shammickite said...

Dennis.... why didn't I think of asking you before???/ Silly me!
You are THE MAN... er... I mean.... THE CAT!!!!

tut-tut said...

I think I would decline an omelette composed of these . . . Just on general purpose.

Magic Mushrooms? Watch out!

Suldog said...

Interesting photos. I like to look at mushrooms, but am not a fan of eating them, even when I know what they are. I avoid putting fungus in my mouth as often as is possible :-)

JM said...

I would like to help you with some id, but i know nothing about mushrooms, except that i love them! :-) What a great collection of beautiful fungui pictures! My favourite is the 1st one, just awesome!

Glad to know your son and DIL had a good time in Portugal!
Thank you for the nice comment. Greetings

dot said...

How neat to have found so many different kinds! Nice shots of them too!

Ming the Merciless said...

I only know the names of the mushrooms I eat at the restaurant.

Sorry, not a mycologist here.

d. chedwick said...

I wouldn't trust Dennis.