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mushrooms id

Post by PAwildernessadvocate » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:56 pm

Do we have any mushroom id people here?

Do any of these look poisonous to you?

Thanks!
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Re: mushrooms id

Post by James Parton » Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:48 pm

The last one looks like a species of Amanita , a group of which has many highly toxic species. The second may also be an Amanita, though the upturned edges look unfamiliar. I would avoid the bright colored top one for food as well. Usually in nature, bright colors spell TOXIC!!
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Re: mushrooms id

Post by Lee Frelich » Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:29 am

The last one looks like Amanita muscaria. Its very common in Minnesota forests. Its poisonous for people, but red squirrels pick them and hang them high in spruce trees to dry and eat them at a later date. Squirrels have a much broader ability to detoxify poisonous mushrooms in their livers than people do--don't eat a mushroom just because you see squirrels eating them.

Sorry, I don't know the other two species.

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Re: mushrooms id

Post by PAwildernessadvocate » Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:17 pm

Thanks for the feedback. These were taken in a preschooler playground area, and the person who took the pictures is trying to get a handle on the risk (if any) for the little kids.
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Re: mushrooms id

Post by Josh Kelly » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:55 pm

First photo: Jack O'lantern Omphalatus sp. known to cause severe stomach pains, also bioluminescent

http://www.mushroomexpert.com/omphalotus_illudens.html

Second photo: Looks like Lepiota of some sort, maybe Parasol Lepiota? Some species are edible, some are toxic.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lepiota


Last photo: Dead ringer for Aminita, probably A. pantherina. Toxic.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanita_pa ... pantherina


Great photos!

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