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Identifying Southern Louisiana Mushies

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Hey! I’ve been taking pictures of mushrooms on my wilderness walks, and recently thought about gathering some! This is just the first step in many before I pick mushrooms & cook em up. Here are some photos of mushrooms I’ve seen so far, I have no clue what they are.

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The first pic is definitely a bird's nest fungus, possibly Grey Bird's Nest (Cyanthus olla). The second picture may be a type of oyster, but looks like Angel's Wings (Phyllotus porrigens). These fruit on conifers; is that a conifer in the photo? These appear to be very thin fleshed, as are Angel's Wings.

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That log looks like an old bark-less oak. I think the white mushrooms are Pleurotus pulmonarius. The well-defined stipes would be unusual for Pleurocybella porrigens (Angel Wings). To be absolutely certain of Pleurotus vs. Pleurocybella, spores should be measured (or the type of wood identified). 

That's a great photo of the Bird's Nest Fungi! Shows the fruit bodies at several stages of development... worthy of appearing in a filed guide. Based upon the radiating grooves seen inside the nests, I think these are Cyathus striatus. 

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You guys are so helpful thank you! I believe I saw my first oyster mushrooms in the wilderness in early September! Along with some other mushrooms that I’m still too inexperienced to identify properly. What do you guys think? 🙂 also thank you so much for all of your input, again. 

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