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Fungi for Identification
updated: Dec 09, 2012, 1:03 PM

By Edhat Subscriber

I was in Marin County last week and saw many many varieties of mushroom popping up after all the rain. These beautiful little shelves growing along with the green tree moss were on a dead oak stump. Saw lots of those. The lower photos are of a mushroom with pores, not gills, growing in a friend's yard here in town. Any possible IDs on either of these? Sorry about the focus.

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 COMMENT 351980 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-09 03:06 PM

Semi-educated guesses - First one - Trametes (Turkey tail)
Second one - Unidentified mushroom parasitized by Hypomyces??
3 & 4 - possibly Suillus. These are generally associated with pines. Othewises Boletes.

 

 MTNDRIVER agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-09 05:16 PM

Thanks, that's very helpful.

 

 COMMENT 352023 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-09 07:11 PM

saw a massive chanterelle on a friend's property. all by itself, so we left it to multiply.

 

 COMMENT 352164 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-10 09:05 AM

My son loved to hunt chanterelles and your middle picture is definitely a chanterelle.

 

 COMMENT 352233 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-10 11:00 AM

What is the middle of 4?

 

 COMMENT 352303 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-10 12:29 PM

351980 has got it right! The middle pic is definitely not a chanterelle unless that is the shroom being parasitized.

 

 MTNDRIVER agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-10 01:34 PM

OP here. The mushroom being parasitized was definitely not a chanterelle. It was very slimy and relatively soft to the touch. If I had tried to turn it over it would have broken apart. Color was not right, either. Nothing like a chanterelle

Two bottom photos are same variety, pores on underside. After looking at them again and checking some Google images I think it's a kind of Suillus like the first commenter suggested, not a bolete.

 

 COMMENT 353048 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-11 07:11 PM

Have always loved mushrooms just because of what they are and what they do!

 

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