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sgt.colon

ID please

Not that I'm going to eat it. My mushroom identifying confidence is not that good but I'm just trying to see if I can get my idents right.



I'm thinking it's The Prince. It's growing at the base of one of our conifers. Now I've give it a rub but I don't get an almondy smell. Would you only get that whilst cooking it?

Thanks. Smile
thingamajig

That looks like a prince to me but its hard to be absolute from a picture.
Nice find.
thingamajig

It could also be a very young Dryads saddle,which is a bracket fungus.
Really cant tell until I can see the underside.
Has it got gills?
sgt.colon

I'm not sure. I'd have to pull it up and have a look. I may do it once it looks like it's dying. Smile
thingamajig

Don't you want to eat it?
It will be no good once its dying.
sgt.colon

I would like to but don't have the confidence to try it. I could end up dead. Laughing

Just testing out my skill and my book to see if I may be right.
MornieG

I'm not sure. I'd have to pull it up and have a look. I may do it once it looks like it's dying. Smile


But if you pick it now and it is a Prince you can eat it, if it's harmful it's just one prematurely dead fungus.....

Mo.XX
sgt.colon

Good point. I'll pick it tonight and take a picture.
bubble

pick it tonight ,cut the bottom of the stem ,if it doesn't yellow or smell of ink ,you've eliminated ,Agaricus placomyces[wood yellow stainer].If you now make an incision and it smells nicely somewhat of aniseed [its the prince,Aga. augustus]
sgt.colon

Ok here are some ore pictures. I think when I cut in to it I got a slight smell of aniseed.





Jamanda

Looks like a parasol to me.
thingamajig

It does look like a Parasol from the top but they have white gills.
So definitely a Prince.
Aren't they supposed to smell of almonds,I think its the Horse mushroom that smells of aniseed.
bubble

Agaricus augustus -The Prince-definitely enjoy it.....!
Northern Boy

It does look like a Parasol from the top but they have white gills.
So definitely a Prince.
Aren't they supposed to smell of almonds,I think its the Horse mushroom that smells of aniseed.


Aye, it looks like a Prince, but it's def almonds that they're supposed to smell of, not aniseed. The only ones I've ever found have smelt quite strongly of almonds.

(Actually, the first thing I thought of when I smelt one was Mr Kiplings Bakewell Slices..... Embarassed )
Northern Boy

It does look like a Parasol from the top but they have white gills.
So definitely a Prince.
Aren't they supposed to smell of almonds,I think its the Horse mushroom that smells of aniseed.

Aye, it looks like a Prince, but it's def almonds that they're supposed to smell of, not aniseed. The only ones I've ever found have smelt quite strongly of almonds.

(Actually, the first thing I thought of when I smelt one was Mr Kiplings Bakewell Slices..... Embarassed )

I looked this up some more, turns out they can smell of anise after all, as well as almonds. In fact one ID even had "the almondy smell of anise" (which sounds like a bit of a stretch....doesn't it?).
sgt.colon

Thanks for the replies all. We didn't eat it as we were to scared. Laughing sgt.colon

We've had some more turn up. Very Happy

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