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31/10/2013 at 19:48

Just discovered about 5 or 6 of these growing in a grape vine pot!! Any ideas



31/10/2013 at 19:50

Dove would be able to tell you. Me no idea.

31/10/2013 at 19:53

I missed a trick on this thread should have named it looking for a fungi!!!!! Rofl( roll on floor laughing)

31/10/2013 at 19:56

 Let me know if you find one

31/10/2013 at 20:03

My mum buys my hubby mushrooms every year for Xmas cause she says he's a fungi!!! He is never amused which makes me laugh even harder 

31/10/2013 at 20:55

Stacey - Firstly, I'm not an expert - just someone who's been on a couple of Fungi Foray days - It's really hard to tell from a photograph but I think it might just be a Death Cap - the colour's not quite right, too pale - they're usually more of a greenish colour, but if you've had a lot of rain the colour can fade. Also, there is a more unusual white variant.

The base of the stem of the Death Cap usually has the remains of a sort of 'bag' or cowl around it which I can't see on yours, but you might not have picked it with the cowl.  The gills on a Death Cap don't touch the stem, and from what I can see of yours there's a distinct separation.  

Anyway, don't panic - just don't eat it and don't let anyone little touch it in case they lick their fingers and wash your hands after touching it.  Also don't put it down near anything you're going to eat as the spores are poisonous too. 

And of course, I might be wrong - there are loads of fungi that I can't identify. 

31/10/2013 at 22:37

The ones with white gills are usually poisonous, I wouldn't take any risks with them.

31/10/2013 at 22:45

Might be Smooth Parasol (Leucoagaricus leucothites) which is poisonous if eaten but not as dangerous as Death Cap. The Death Caps I have found have a sickly green cap and I don't think these are Death Caps. Dove's advice is sound though - leave them alone. 

01/11/2013 at 07:32

Ok I'm not eating it then

01/11/2013 at 07:46

Shame cause they look and smelled delicious

01/11/2013 at 07:50

No don't   

I know Leucoagaricus leucothites as the Dapperling. 

01/11/2013 at 08:02

Wow that was really interesting I am keepin that one.....

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