Oysterlings

Please try to include photos to show all parts of the fungus, eg top, stem, and gills.
Note any smells, and associated trees or plants (eg oak, birch). A spore print can be very useful.
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AHarris
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Oysterlings

Post by AHarris » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:32 pm

I think these might be Panellus Mitis
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Sorry no proper gill shot
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Same log older specimens
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Re: Oysterlings

Post by Chris Yeates » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:44 pm

A proper gill shot would indeed be useful - a few quick snaps are often simply not enough. If you have a look at the specimens over towards the left they appear to have a brown spore deposit: a spore print would be conclusive. If the fungus has brown spores it can't be a Panellus.
If the caps had a gelatinous layer - try pulling one apart - I would suggest thinking along the lines of Crepidotus mollis.
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Re: Oysterlings

Post by AHarris » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:37 pm

Thanks Chris,

Next foray will be more detailed, yes they were definitely gelatinous I remember picking one and being surprised at how 'Gooey' it was particularly on top.

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Re: Oysterlings

Post by adampembs » Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:29 pm

In case, it hasn't sunk home, spore COLOUR is the starting point in any mushroom ID. :) A good guess can be made from gills, or better still, like this when the one on tops drops its spores on the one under it. A spore print done overnight at home is an option if you are unsure.
What you must never do is just leaf randomly through books, or worse, the internet :o just looking at pictures of top shots. Get your spore colour then look at a guide book that is arranged by spore colour, eg Collins Sterry & Hughes. If you do that, you won't look back :)
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