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Zarza

Mushroom id (sorry, no picture)

Cap is brown, shiny (like boletes when are damp) and convex. Gills are creamy coloured, dense. Stem is brown in the base and turn paler towards the gills, with no ring. Cap is 5-8 cms, the stem about the same long and a bit thin. The smell is not very strong, but when touched, fingers keep a strong smell, like when handling a bbq. It grows on the ground, among broad-leaved tree litter, and in a group of 4 or 5. The stem does not change of colour when cut. The meat of the cap is watery when cut and pressed, and the brown thin "skin" surrounding the cap remaind me of the tomato skin in texture and thickness.

The shape is similar to this: (the one at the center-right), with a thinner stem and the gills not visible from the side. Like I said, is just the shape.
doctoral

Confused Sorry, no pictures, no ID (or at least, not from me). You will need to post pictures (good quality) of the top, bottom, and side of the mushroom and also include one with the stem cut through to the centre of the cap - see the stickies at the top of the page for suggestions.

What was the terrain, what trees were close by and what was the soil type? The one in the picture was a bolete, but you say 'gills' Question

All the best - Alan
Zarza

I would say the soil is silty-loamy, since I slipped a few times due to rain.
The terrain is the top of a hill.
The tree coverage is not very dense (a tree every 5 mts), birch, oak and pine.
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The one in the picture was a bolete, but you say 'gills'
It was meant as a shape reference, but not colour, texture or size.

I'm not going to eat it, but I'd like to have something to carry on a further research.
doctoral

Zarza wrote:
I would say the soil is silty-loamy, since I slipped a few times due to rain.
The terrain is the top of a hill.
The tree coverage is not very dense (a tree every 5 mts), birch, oak and pine.
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The one in the picture was a bolete, but you say 'gills'
It was meant as a shape reference, but not colour, texture or size.

I'm not going to eat it, but I'd like to have something to carry on a further research.


Still need the pics, try Http://www.photobucket.com and then paste the html info on this site - sorry, I am assuming a digital camera Embarassed
cab

It is hard getting a good ID without a pic. Heck, its not always possible with pictures!

Do the gills grow onto and down down the stems or are they free from the stems?

How big across is the cap, and how tall is the specimen?

Is it crumbly at all?

Does it give off milky stuff when you score the gills?

I can think of lots of things from your description that it could be, so pics or more info would help;
Zarza

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sorry, I am assuming a digital camera
Errr.... well.... hmmm.... no, I haven't got one Embarassed
I don't even have a mobile with camera. That's shocking, isn't it?
Well, I forage not only for pleasure... Well, it's not that bad actually Smile
gil

Zarza wrote:
I don't even have a mobile with camera. That's shocking, isn't it?


No it isn't. It's rather Downsizerish, imho. Smile
I don't have a mobile, with or without camera. Though I do have a digital camera. They are useful for posting pix / IDing
Zarza

Cab,

The gills grow onto and down the stems

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How big across is the cap
about 2 cmts

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and how tall is the specimen?
8-12 cmts

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Is it crumbly at all?
absoluty not. It's solid as a piece of porcelain.

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Does it give off milky stuff when you score the gills?
No, but is watery when pressed.
cab

Ugg... I have to think about that now. Just for the moment I'm stumped. Excellent Laughing
Zarza

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Though I do have a digital camera. They are useful for posting pix / IDing

Yeah, I realize know. I always thought having a digital camera was a waste of money Crying or Very sad
cab

Lyophyllum loricatum?

In a group... You mean in a cluster? If it isn't, check out Clitocybe species.
Zarza

Ok, following your tip, I've checked this:
http://www.pilz-baden.ch/galerie/loricatum.html
and this:
http://www.grzyby.pl/gatunki/Lyophyllum_loricatum.htm

The ones I've seen grow together, but not in a cluster like this.

Apart from that, they look pretty much the same.

But then, I checked this: http://www.grzyby.pl/gatunki/Lyophyllum_decastes.htm
and I have doubts, the stems in this picture are too long and too thick.

Maybe they were young ones. Dunno.
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