Unknown mushroom under Beech / mixed woodland

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Unknown mushroom under Beech / mixed woodland

Post by mush888 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:00 pm

Hi

First time foraging - we found these today (Yorkshire, UK). These were in the ground in leaf waste under beech trees in a mixed woodland. About 4cm across and 6cm high. No odd smell - just smells like fungus. I'm not going to taste it (or any others for that matter!)
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Re: Unknown mushroom under Beech / mixed woodland

Post by Lancashire Lad » Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:13 pm

Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi.

You mention foraging (which, in context, means looking for mushrooms for food).

UK Fungi website does not discuss edibility of fungi species, or give identifications for edibility purposes.

However, as you go on to say that you are not going to taste it, or any others . . . . then it is only fair to give you the benefit of doubt.
(You may have meant foraying rather than foraging ???).

Your fungus is most likely Armillaria mellea - Honey Fungus. - Although the one above your gloved hand in the third photo appears to have a stem that may be bulbous at the base - in which case they could be Armillaria gallica - Bulbous Honey Fungus.

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Re: Unknown mushroom under Beech / mixed woodland

Post by mush888 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:17 pm

Thanks Mike - foraging, definitely not, I realised as soon as I posted it. Our food mushrooms come from the supermarket! Thanks also for showing that both my post are actually the same mushroom at different stages.

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