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White pointy mushroom

White pointy mushroom
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Copyright: Alan Kolnik (Alan_Kolnik) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 38 N: 343] (2616)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2019-08-10
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Olympus OMD EM1 Mark II, Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm f/3.
Exposure: f/5.1, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-08-13 19:23
Viewed: 380
Points: 5
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I've searched local web sites for a name for this mushroom with no luck. The big one in front was about 3 inches/7.5 cm across
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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-08-14 4:48]

Hi Alan,i like a lot the perspective from the ground,just a pity for the car in the blurred background but the quality of sharpness is truly excellent. This is a Macrolepiota procera, the parasol mushroom,a basidiomycete fungus with a large, prominent fruiting body resembling a parasol.A species common in my country too and edible too,especially breaded and fried. Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.

Ciao Alan, lovely composition with beautiful mushroom, wonderful natural colors, fine details, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Alan,
Not your best shot composition-wise (out of focus grass-blades in front of the stem, the fruitbody at the left is too closed to the edge of the frame) and the image is bathing in blue overcast, but I understand you wished to know the species name. I don't fully agree with Luciano, this is surely not Macrolepiota procera as the cap texture, the color and size of the scales on the cap are different in case of the named species, not to mention the snakeskin-alike patterns of the stem, which is a very characteristic feature of M. procera (different from what we see on your photo, too). However, your image surely shows a lepiotoid mushroom, from one of the following generas: Macrolepiota, Chlorophyllum, Leucoagaricus, Leucocoprinus. For further identification, at least for excluding a lot of species we'd need infos of more macroscopic features, for example if the flesh of the stem was reddening when injured, or the color of the gills had a greenish tint - however, as this group of fungi is notoriously difficult to identify, we can't be 100% sure without microscopic analysation of the spores.
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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