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Mushroom ID needed.

Do we have any mushroom hunters on board? We have had these for several years now. What I've found so far is American Caesar's mushroom. From what I understand, it's quite good to eat, unless. Make that a big UNLESS, I've made a bad ID. Does anyone know what it really is?
Two mushrooms, two pictures each.
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Re: Mushroom ID needed.

Looks a bit like Amanita muscaria or a Boletus frostii that hasn't opened yet. There are a few Amanitas that have that look, some are edible but I couldn't tell with any certainty. There is one or two muscaria I think that are phychoactive.
Maybe one of our friends will know more.

Richard

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Re: Mushroom ID needed.

It's autumn here with coolish weather and some early fall rains and cloudy days.
...mushrooms are starting to pop up here and there.

There was a tiny boring little brown mushroom a few days ago, but these are much more exciting to see :()

I'm thinking Amanita muscaria var. guessowii or var. formosa? They are growing on our side and neighbor's side of the fence under their Eastern White Pine.
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Under the gill views
Under the gill views
~ couldn't you just see a fairy sitting under there? ~
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Neighbor's
These are cool, but I wish we had the red ones too.... :>
(no I have NO intention of trying to eat any of them, so don't worry :wink: )
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Re: Mushroom ID needed.

applestar said "I'm thinking Amanita muscaria var. guessowii or var. formosa?"

Pretty shrooms. I'm going with var. guessowii. It's my understanding that var. formosa is only found in Eurasia and that var. guessowii is its North American look alike.

I wouldn't eat it either. :lol:

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