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Looks good enough to eat!!

Looks good enough to eat!!
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Copyright: John David (johnnymag) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 39] (198)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-06
Categories: Fungi
Exposure: f/16, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mushrooms [Chapter 2] [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-12-11 7:34
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Whilst on holiday in Sweden, I paid a visit to the estate of Carl Von Linne,(1707-1778), at Hammarby,Småland in southern Sweden. Carl Linnaeus, also known as Carl von Linné or Carolus Linnaeus, is often called the Father of Taxonomy. His system for naming, ranking, and classifying organisms is still in wide use today (with many changes). His ideas on classification have influenced generations of biologists during and after his own lifetime, even those opposed to the philosophical and theological roots of his work.
Somewhat ironic therefore, that I came across this wonderful group of fungai, which I have been trying to identify. My best guess is that it is from Hebeloma, probably crustuliniformis, but I am no way certain. Hopefully someone can put me right!

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To extramundi: Thanks for your helpjohnnymag 1 12-17 06:35
To magiqa: Hej Monicajohnnymag 1 12-11 12:52
To Dave: Tricholomopsis Rutilansjohnnymag 1 12-11 12:50
To petrudamsa: Having couragejohnnymag 1 12-11 12:42
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It can't be Heboloma crustuliniforme as they grow on soil not on dead wood. Hope there are better informed people here to help with identification. I became interested myself.
As about eating them... I don't know if I'd have such a courage...

Regards, Petru

Hi John,
It's a nice picture of the fungi bit i ca't help you with the ID.
Well composed, good POV and details. I like the colours too.
A good and informative note.
Very well done.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-12-11 9:52]
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Tricholomopsis Rutilans or one of the other less common and smaller species that grow on wood.

My nearest guess came from "Simon & Schuster's Guide to Mushrooms".

Edibility Can be eaten, but taste unpleasant. Note: This is not a positive ID, and my wife said, "I'm not eating anything you pick, unless you go with someone who really knows what they are doing." So, you have the same note of caution I've been given...;-)

As for the picture...Well...
It is very nice! If this picture was in my mushroom guide, I could have positively ID'd it...;-)

Thanks for sharing,

Very decorative fungis, but I would not dare to taste them!

Hi John, nice shot of this old cluster, you will have a very hard task with this ones. Even if you had more info on them, a gill&stem detailed shot, a section of a fruiting body, and a sporade, maybe something could be done, but very little info and only old fruiting body. As I am not an expert, my only chance is to find something similar in my books and is difficult to find a coincidence with a shot in this old stage.
Thanks very much for posting, hope to see more fungi soon :D
Regards, Felipe.

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2005-12-31 10:26]

John, I am not shure this are eateble fungus. The best specialist is "fungimen" ,member of TN. Look for help on his page.
Picture is nice and interesting becouse of this large famili. Cleare, bright and to be short, it is good.

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