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Mariamne Ingalls
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Hi All -

Can you help me ID this type of mushroom?
These pics were taken today (Late June, 80's temp, under Pin Oak, Northeast OH, Zone 6a/6b).

Thanks!
Mariamne
Distance fr pin oak tree-1.jpg
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Distance from tree
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Smaller one in grass
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Group in grass
 
Mariamne Ingalls
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More pics...

Mariamne
Small-4.jpg
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Smaller one
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Smaller one showing under cap
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Both, next to ruler
 
Mariamne Ingalls
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And the last pics..

Thanks!
Mariamne
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Both, looking down on their tops
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Smaller near ruler
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Older one, near ruler
 
M.K. Dorje Jr.
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Those look like they might be members of the Russula genus:

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

Russulas are very common, there are hundreds of species and they are extremely difficult to ID down to the species level. But yours look like a bit like the classic Russula emetica group- NOT good to eat. Hope this helps!

 
Mariamne Ingalls
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Thanks, M.K!

Yes, it does help: I had looked some more just at some pictures, and made a guess not based on much of anything than that, that it might be Russula.

I have NO previous experience in mushroom ID.

What a great article! Although it makes clear that if it's a Russula, I'm unlikely to find out exactly what it is.

It's OK: my purpose is as part of my permaculture observation. I want to know what's in my yard. And I wanted to understand what kind of mushrooms were hanging out under the 100 year old Pin Oak in NE Ohio. I'm interested in learning more about common pairings of fungi and trees, too.

If it is a Russula, I've learned that they are hard to pin down (pun intended) specifically Progress!

Thanks again!
Mariamne









 
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I agree with MK. Those were my thoughts exactly. I have been told to watch out specifically for some of them. We have a lot out here and they're sometimes hard to distinguish.
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Mariamne Ingalls wrote:Thanks, M.K!

Yes, it does help: I had looked some more just at some pictures, and made a guess not based on much of anything than that, that it might be Russula.

I have NO previous experience in mushroom ID.

What a great article! Although it makes clear that if it's a Russula, I'm unlikely to find out exactly what it is.

It's OK: my purpose is as part of my permaculture observation. I want to know what's in my yard. And I wanted to understand what kind of mushrooms were hanging out under the 100 year old Pin Oak in NE Ohio. I'm interested in learning more about common pairings of fungi and trees, too.

If it is a Russula, I've learned that they are hard to pin down (pun intended) specifically Progress!

Thanks again!
Mariamne











Go to Google and type in "mushroom identifier tool" and you will find a few sites that can help. Or just try this one:

http://www.mycokey.com/newMycoKeySite/MycoKeyIdentQuick.html

And the usual disclaimer: do not eat anything you are not absolutely, positively, 100%, irrefutably, blah blah blah... you know how the rest of it goes.
 
Mariamne Ingalls
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Thanks, Dan -- that is a cool tool!
Mariamne
 
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