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Shaggy Parasol Mushrooms?

Shaggy Parasol Mushrooms?
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Copyright: Ruby Sarkar (rubyfantacy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 1 N: 417] (2627)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-06-04
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX 40 HS
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lepiotoidas (Lepiotoid fungi) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-06-04 19:14
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Points: 6
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First, i would like to thank Brenda (drchoneydew), Ron (tuslaw) and Lou (euroblinkie) for their efforts and help in getting close to the ID of these fungi. Otherwise, being absolutely new to this world of fungi and extremely interested at the same time, i was getting a bit impatient and absolutely lost! :)

These fungi are the SAME ones, as in my previous post. The previous ones were immature, taken two days back. And these ones, photographed today.. exactly after two days.

So friends, are they still 'Shaggy Parasol Mushrooms'? 'Macrolepiota rhacodes var. bohemica'?

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Wow great picture Ruby they are some sort of parasol mushrooms but I don't know which

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-06-05 18:50]

Hello Ruby,
It's nice to see you are interested in fungi, but I have to warn you they can be almost impossible to positively identify just from photos. Those who are experts will constantly stress the fact that without a spore sample, it is very difficult to find the correct ID.
I looked through my guide book again and found a ton of brownish capped mushrooms that look similar to these when fully opened. The one thing I did notice from the photos is that the Shaggy Parasol does have the fringed outer edges like yours seem to have. It also states that the gills (or underside) is white, but darkens somewhat with age.
Your photo shows this particular group off very well, as the detail, color and exposure is excellent. The only thing I would say is to (NEVER) eat a mushroom from the wild which you are not 100% sure of it's identity.
There is an old saying that there are only two types of mushroom hunters. There are the old mushroom hunters and there are the bold mushroom hunters…. but there are no old bold mushroom hunters:)

Answering your question first yes, it's still "Shaggy Parasol Mushroom" (= I mean it's in this clade), it can't be anything else than a Macrolepiota or a Chlorophyllum. I told the identification problems before, below the other pic - the informations are too few to properly judge. But the photo itself is bombastic again. Probably something more personal, but in my opinion the grey frame is a bad choice, it kills the contrast of the whole image (with canvas). A black - white one seems much better aesthetically (in my opinion - again!).
Congrats for the nice shot, best regards, László

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