Is there a good guide for edible mushrooms? We are in Australia and there is no such a thing that I'm aware of. But maybe there is
an international field guide? The mushrooms collected here are all European origin.
I collect slippery jacks but I learned about the saffron milkcap too. Can it be mixed up with anything poisonous? Is it orange sap a sure sign>
All the rain promises and more is my favourite pocket guide, and covers the big edibles, like morels, boletes, chanterelles, oysters, etc. If you're looking for a more indepth guide, than Mushrooms demystified is incredible. Yes, they are both by the same guy, but he's really good. What kind of mushrooms are you interested in hunting?
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Both of those books are about American mushrooms! While there are cosmopolitan species, and likely American and European exotics at large in Australia, there will still be a significant number of native species not covered in any resource not of specifically Australian origin. So I would look locally....perhaps for a mushroom club or organization. If there is no good field guide for AU mushrooms, then there needs to be and it would be a worthwhile project!
Doubly beware of "apps" that claim to cover identification of wild mushrooms. I have perused several, and it would be easy to kill yourself with them!
That is very true and me too I am waiting for the Aussie edible mushroom book, which is a very daunting exercise because you do not only have a lot of different climates to cover but there are the introduced species and the native species too which are not all classified so far.