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    Photo Assignment: Shrooms Along the Trail

    There's an amazing display of fungi out there right now,, post up some pics of what you are seeing.

    Here's a few shrooms from the ASRA,, don't know which are edible, will kill ya, or get you toasted, but they all look pretty cool.
























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    I am by no means an expert, but I think these will have you flyin' high


    I think I'll let somebody else try it out first though
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    A few from my ride the other day.... MAN I was trippin!






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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_Beer
    A few from my ride the other day.... MAN I was trippin!

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    Those weren't along the trail!!
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    It is not Amanita muscaria.

    It looks like a Russula sp.



    Quote Originally Posted by Brewtality
    I am by no means an expert, but I think these will have you flyin' high


    I think I'll let somebody else try it out first though

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastbaybotanist
    It is not Amanita muscaria.

    It looks like a Russula sp.
    Yeah it's Russula emetica. Puke inducing, but not fatal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zon
    Those weren't along the trail!!
    The one with my phone on it was!

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    Warning: Consumption of alcohol may make you think the person on the barstool next to you is attractive

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastbaybotanist
    It is not Amanita muscaria.

    It looks like a Russula sp.

    Any of these edible??


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    I believe buzzcut's second photo is a type of Armillaria mellia which is edible (oak root fungus) for some people. It kills tree for the most part.
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    Here are a couple. I mostly look for those that kill trees or decay wood (job related) but the yellow (possibly Amanita muscaria) was just cool, the picture isn't great though. If anyone know the first one that was on a tanoak please chime in. The second one is Ganoderma applanatum which is a common wood decaying fungus.
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    The third one is closely related to Amanita muscaria; it is Amanita pantherina. I wouldn't want to eat it either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJG
    Here are a couple. I mostly look for those that kill trees or decay wood (job related) but the yellow (possibly Amanita muscaria) was just cool, the picture isn't great though. If anyone know the first one that was on a tanoak please chime in. The second one is Ganoderma applanatum which is a common wood decaying fungus.
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    The first one looks like Angel Wings -- Pleurotus sp. (can't remember the species), but it's closely related to oyster mushrooms.

    They are pretty good to eat before they get waterlogged.


    Quote Originally Posted by RJG
    Here are a couple. I mostly look for those that kill trees or decay wood (job related) but the yellow (possibly Amanita muscaria) was just cool, the picture isn't great though. If anyone know the first one that was on a tanoak please chime in. The second one is Ganoderma applanatum which is a common wood decaying fungus.
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    Zon,

    The very first mushroom of your post looks like Slippery Jack (Suillus sp.). Allegedly a tasty edible if you peel away and discard the outer layer (skin) of the cap prior to cooking, but I've never tried it. I prefer it's relative, the King Bolete (Boletus edulis), which needs no explanation.

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    I found about 10 pounds of chanterelle mushrooms today while out riding. I had to use my rain poncho as a make-shift garbage bag to carry them out a few miles. I can't wait for breakfast - egg & chanterelle sandwiches.


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    Another pic...love the shrooms!
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    Quote Originally Posted by eastbaybotanist
    The third one is closely related to Amanita muscaria; it is Amanita pantherina. I wouldn't want to eat it either.

    Mike
    After poking around a bit I think this one may be A. gemmata? The yellow is so distinct. Still, I'd stay away.

    Quote Originally Posted by eastbaybotanist
    The first one looks like Angel Wings -- Pleurotus sp. (can't remember the species), but it's closely related to oyster mushrooms.

    They are pretty good to eat before they get waterlogged.
    Mike
    This is good info. These fungi break down lignin which is structurally important (judging by your moniker on here you probably know a hell of a lot more than me about plants) especially if you are in the business of tree risk assessment. Thanks for the reply!
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    Good stuff being posted!!! Keep it coming. I dont know why but shrooms are facinating. Maybe it because the mistique,, they can feed you, kill you, or make you see funny things. Kind of a high risk adventure ,,, like mountain biking!!




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    Great assignment!!

    I sometimes see these strange looking hikers around and I discover they are shroom hunters as I talk to them!

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    chanterelles are good beginner mushrooms -- the only poisonous ones that are look alikes glow in the dark!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reposado Man
    chanterelles are good beginner mushrooms -- the only poisonous ones that are look alikes glow in the dark!

    Is this a Chanterelle? It was about 6 inches in diameter.





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    this one's edible and is tasty.
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    This does NOT look like a chanterelle. It has well-defined gills rather than fleshy "ridges" from where the spores disperse from. However, the angle is not ideal.

    It looks like a dried-up "Milky Cap".... Lactarius sp. I recall it's harmless, but not good to eat? When it's fresh, damaged tissues will exude a milky "sap".

    Determinations from pictures can be hazardous to your health. Do not eat any wild mushrooms unless you are 110% sure of the identification.

    Quote Originally Posted by zon
    Is this a Chanterelle? It was about 6 inches in diameter.





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    WOW!!! What a bonanza!

    It's good to know that large patches of this can be found in the coastal mountains.


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    this one's edible and is tasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastbaybotanist
    ...Determinations from pictures can be hazardous to your health. Do not eat any wild mushrooms unless you are 110% sure of the identification.

    You got that right. I would not eat unless an expert, such as yourself, identified and harvested the mushroom. And then I would wait at least one hour after said expert consumed said mushroom before I partook.


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    Quote Originally Posted by zon
    You got that right. I would not eat unless an expert, such as yourself, identified and harvested the mushroom. And then I would wait at least one hour after said expert consumed said mushroom before I partook.


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    This should be in the title or at least some sort of major disclaimer. Many have poisonous look a likes and not everybody can tolerate certain ones. I only eat store bought but there are tons of edible ones in the SC mountains that I see all the time.
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    Wow ,, those are nice Humbolts pics!!

    Saw this one yesterday out at FLSRA,, no clue what it is but it had the consistancy of cold snot.

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    That is Witch's Butter -- Tremella sp.

    I'm not getting out enough; need to do more 'shrooming.

    Quote Originally Posted by zon
    Wow ,, those are nice Humbolts pics!!

    Saw this one yesterday out at FLSRA,, no clue what it is but it had the consistancy of cold snot.


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    I found this little guy growing on a log atop of sutro in SF.


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    Thats a freeky looking mushroom.



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    Is this a chanterelle?


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    Hericium sp. -- Lions mane, pom-pom mushroom.

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    Thats a freeky looking mushroom.



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    It is definitely not. Do not eat!

    Jack-o-lantern mushroom -- Omphalotus. This is famous for bioluminescent (glow-in-the-dark) gills.

    Notice that the gills are very prominent and unforked and there is a distinct, linear boundary between the gills and the stem.

    Chanterelles have forked, gills that have low-relief (not very prominent and barely raised) from the stem and have a poorly defined boundary between the gills and stem. It has a weak apricot odor.

    Quote Originally Posted by zon
    Is this a chanterelle?


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    Quote Originally Posted by eastbaybotanist
    Hericium sp. -- Lions mane, pom-pom mushroom.

    That ones edible!!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion%27s_Mane_Mushroom


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    Camera phone picture from mid December. Had a funky filter set up previously and it was a grey day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by george_da_trog
    Camera phone picture from mid December. Had a funky filter set up previously and it was a grey day.


    I can identify those,, they're Turd Stools.
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    Haven't seen any of these posted yet....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diesel~
    Haven't seen any of these posted yet....

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    From what I understand, puffballs are edible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zon
    From what I understand, puffballs are edible.

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    They looked good, but you're braver than I if you go around eating wild mushrooms!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diesel~
    They looked good, but you're braver than I if you go around eating wild mushrooms!

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    trust me,, I would have an expert verify them before I stuck a fork in one.



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    I think puffballs are pretty safe. I can't think of anything poisonous that it could be confused with. But if you aren't sure, just like that big drop, then don't do it.

    By the way, you have to slice all the way through a puffball to make sure that spores are not forming inside. If it's not clean white all the way through, then that puffball is only good enough to kick around.



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    From what I understand, puffballs are edible.

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