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Offline SueMac

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« on: October 05, 2007, 19:48 PM »
Hi Shroomies
Can you please put me right on this little lot.  Just taken our evening stroll (three dogs two cats one kit and one Steve) :dancing: and I kept seeing these eruptions through the track - was beginning to think wild boar but actually it was these ' shrooms pushing through and were breaking  quite a firm surface.  One feels quite squelchy (single) the pile contains some that just broke into  a cloud of black spoors.SueMac
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2007, 20:44 PM »
Greetings SueMac,
My first impression was that it was over-ripe Phallus impudicus - Sp. Falo hediondo (Stinkhorn) (some sources say edible and some say poisonous) http://www.socmicolmadrid.org/gale/galphaimp01.html but you made no mention of smell, so maybe
Coprinus comatus - Sp. Barbuda, Matacandil, Apagador / Ba. Urbeltz galparduna / Ca. Pixacá barbut,  Copri pelut (Lawyer’s Wig, Shaggy Cap) http://www.amanitacesarea.com/coprinus-comatus.html

Coprinus atramentarius - Sp. Coprino entintado, Coprino antialcohólico / Ba. Urbeltz gorritzailea / Ca. Bolet de fermer, Pixacá nere (Common Ink Cap) edible but  poisonous if accompanied by alcohol or maybe its near-relative C. romagnesianus http://www.socmicolmadrid.org/gale/galcoprom01.html (second pic. is better).

Trouble with these arty-farty photographers is that when they chose pics for books and web sites is that they nearly always show beautiful samples of the beast in question and rarely, if ever, in more "natural" state.  :dancing:

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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2007, 22:02 PM »
If it's of any use, Shaggy ink caps often grow on recently disturbed ground. We often find them around cemeteries. Delicious if cut when young and fried in a bit of bacon fat.
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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2007, 23:46 PM »
MMmmm.......... not sure about this yet. It is the growth of the shroom that is disturbing the ground.  We have of course started to get rain down here in some quantity this week which might be a factor.
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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2007, 08:16 AM »
Hi SueMac, not saying that's what they are as it's a bit difficult to tell from the photo - just a comment as a possibility. Would love to see a pic of them fresh if you can.
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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2007, 17:24 PM »
Hi folks
Think this is the best its going to get in terms of freshness.
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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2007, 21:01 PM »
Am looking forward to hearing what this is, as at the present it looks like a severed thumb which is not exactly a fresh as given to believe.

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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2007, 21:58 PM »
It really does look like a severed thumb.... EEEwww...
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« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2007, 17:56 PM »
Greetings All,
Contrary to the opinion of the majority, SueMac's latest pictorial offering is most definitely NOT a pollex digitus. That said, a definitive positive ID on it is harder: could be Agaricus augustus - Sp. champiñon majestuoso; other, closely related ones don't grow in forests.
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« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2007, 19:28 PM »
Unless, of course, :lighttbulb: it's either of my two friends (the deadly poisonous one or the delicious one) from your previous 'shroom posting   :dancing:
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« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2008, 18:30 PM »
Better late than never.......(I'm new!).

About the Phallus impudicus, edible or not:

The white core of the young shrooms is edible, taste like nuts (raw). It should be in the stage, where it is still a round white ball. See photo:

http://www.vestrehus.dk/svampeplantesider/bugs.htm   (in Danish!)

under "stinksvampe", the photo with a ball cut in halves, in a hand. The jelly surrounding the core is a good beauty cream, makes the skin feel soft!!! Vamos chicas!!!! :clapping:
« Last Edit: November 26, 2008, 20:16 PM by Petrea »
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« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2008, 11:35 AM »
Or is it, as Clive says, just a severed thumb?
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