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Anyone know what these #mushrooms are? Can't find in books. Very solid , heavy, growing in chanterelle territory...


10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know nothing about these (just say'n), but googled around a bit for you..

any chance they are some kind of truffles? (they kinda look ugly and warty like many of the truffle pics)


http://www.sciencefriday.com/articles/on-the-oregon-truffle-scent/

https://truffleandmushroomhunter.com/fungi-photo-gallery/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kalapuya_brunnea_53866.jpg

https://permies.com/t/28928/White-Truffle-Oregon

Susannah Anderson said...

At first glance, they look like the giant puffball, but they have structure inside, and may possibly be buttons of the poisonous fly agaric, which look like puffballs. Puffball sites warn us about those.

Susannah Anderson said...

I've been seeing a lot of fly agaric this fall; today only, I found several dozen.

emile said...

Definitely look like some sort of cap mushroom that hasn't fully developed yet. Any chance you can post more pictures once some finish growing?

We used to find lots of Panther Agarics in the Columbia gorge (https://www.google.com/search?q=panther+agaric&tbm=isch&imgil=WOctkbG3r9dqFM%253A%253BEXRyDf8kH1-CAM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.tacethno.com%25252Fpantherina-panther-amanita-mushrooms.html&source=iu&pf=m&fir=WOctkbG3r9dqFM%253A%252CEXRyDf8kH1-CAM%252C_&usg=__2lXb-2IP8rlBlb2z4bqkTsZM0vg%3D&biw=1680&bih=821&ved=0ahUKEwi2wKa7hJHQAhXqi1QKHU3kC1UQyjcIMg&ei=bYIdWPbVF-qX0gLNyK-oBQ#imgrc=WOctkbG3r9dqFM%3A) that looked kind of like that before the caps finished emerging.

Anonymous said...

Lloyd,
got me curious over these...Can you send this photo on to some mushroom expert/biologist etc, to see if you can educate us all on this?

Anonymous said...

Definitely Amanita species in it's button stage, might be A. caesarea, which is an excellent edible. Wait till they are fully grown for definite ID.

Wendell Smith said...

I agree with Amanita ID. Some Amanita are delicious, others are deadly. Needs to be fully grown to identify, these are in their classic "egg" stage. There are some great mushroom ID groups on Facebook with real mycologists.

Lloyd Kahn said...

They turn out to be Amanita caliptroderma. You need to be very careful of Amanitas. Amanita phalloides and Amanita ocreata are deadly. These were identified by my botanist friend and fungi expert Tomas and I used them in an omelette this morning. See: http://shltr.net/2fMZOW0

Anonymous said...

sigh..thanks for hunting up the info Lloyd...(of course it is to your advantage to know you are not eating poison, grin)...

I am sure your botanist friend is knowledgeable/correct...
(and take this from someone who pretty much has only eaten packaged mushrooms from the grocers)

they still look like potatoes with warts to me...

Seems like you have scored on finding them...enjoy

Lloyd Kahn said...

I've had six meals from them (see posting of Nov 8th for a second batch). Delicious. They only appear early in the year.

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