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My first vlog on wild mushrooms


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Helly Shroomers,
I am a newbie shroomer. Just went on my first mushroom hunting trip in Marin County, California. I made a vlog to share what I saw. Hope you enjoy it! As you can see, I couldn't identify many of them 🙂 Thanks in advance if you can share your knowledge.

 

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#1 Stropharia ambigua. Not the Death Cap (Amanita phalloides), but still probably toxic. Except for one notable exception --not the mushrooms seen in the  first slide-- species in genus Stropharia should not be used as food.  I'll look later for the other ones.

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Nice walk through the woods. Unlike the woods here in NE PA right now,  there's plenty of mushrooms along this CA trail.

#1. Stropharia ambigua. NOT a Death Cap. Amanita phalloides has a cup-like basal volva at the base of the stalk (may need to excavate from the soil), does not feature an "appendiculate" cap margin, ie. A. phalloides does have a cap margin decorated with hanging velar material, and does not have a shaggy stalk. Also, note how the ring on the stalk is dark. This is from the dark spores dropping form the gills. Amanita mushrooms have white spores.

Un-numbered mushroom suspected to be a "Gypsy"... By "Gypsy" I take it that the species Cortinarius caperatus (aka. Rozites caperata) is being proposed here. This is incorrect. The mushroom seen represents a species of Russula. Note there is no ring on the stalk (C. caperatus has a ring; ie. partial veil). C. caperatus has a yellowish cap surface that is often radially wrinkled and/or with a frosty/floury "bloom." https://www.mykoweb.com/CAF/species/Cortinarius_caperatus.html   Russula mushrooms lave light-colored spore prints... white, cream, yellow, pale ochre, or orangish. C. caperatus has a brown spore print.

#2. Not sure. Need to see the undersides. Maybe a species of Russula? Low confidence here.

#3. Definitely NOT an "Oyster Mushroom." ie. not a species of Pleurotus. Not sure about this ID, though.  Maybe Cortinarius? Hemistropharia? Stropharia? Pholiota? It's a species I am not familiar with. Looks to be dark-spored.

#4. "Milk Drop Mycena". I googled this name and got Mycena galopus. Were these mushrooms exuding drops of liquid from the gills? I think they are a species other than M. galopus; the colors are wrong for this species. Mycena is a large genus, Wikipedia lists well over 100 species. They are mostly small mushrooms, often difficult to ID to species. I think the ones seen in the vlog are a species of Mycena. The whitish caps and  yellow stalks suggest M. epipteryygia   https://www.mykoweb.com/CAF/species/Mycena_epipterygia.html

#5. Need to see more details. Species of Entoloma? Maybe. Low confidence.

#6. Reminds me of Lactarius sordidus; ie. because of the sordid greenish cap surface.

#7. very likely NOT a type of Oyster Mushroom (ie. not a species of Pleurotus). Maybe Armillaria? Need more info.

#8. These are old and rotting. Once mushrooms are in this condition, getting an ID may be nearly impossible.

#9. I think these are a species of a genus housed in family Inocybaceae. Until recently, these were all considered to be species of genus Inocybe. Now, there are a few newly erected genera that have been "split" off of Inocybe. Many species, difficult to ID; need to use a microscope to even just get started. Note the radially fibrous caps with umbos (raised centers). Many Inocybe species --not all-- exhibit these types of traits. 

#10. Almost certainly NOT death Caps. Maybe a species of Lepiota? Low confidence here. Need more info, seeing additional features.

#11. Cortinarius? Stropharia? Agaricus? Knowing spore print color would help here. Also, seeing the underside more clearly, so that assessing whether the gills are attached to the stalk.

#12. Two different species labeled #12. At first glance the cluster looks like a species of Gymnopus, but then the decurrent gills are seen on one of them. Maybe a species of Clitocybe? The solitary one looks like Inocybe, or possibly Entoloma.

#13. Species of Suillus. Note that the underside consists of pores (not gills) and these pores kinda radiate down the stalk. Maybe S. cavipes? 

 

 

 

 

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