Posted: 17/08/2013 at 07:27
With the greatest respect to all concerned, it is very unwise to eat mushrooms identified over the internet by someone you do not know.
Can I suggest that anyone who wants to know more about wild mushrooms should go on a course run by someone like this http://www.fungiforays.co.uk/ .
As I've said, I've eaten many different varieties of wild mushrooms, and fed them to my family. However I repeat that I would not risk identifying mushrooms from a picture alone, whether on the internet or in a book. Every book and website I know contains a disclaimer along the lines of:
".... Many mushrooms are poisonous some are deadly poisonous. We have made every effort to ensure accuracy on this website but, in the end, the responsibility for eating any mushroom or fungus must rest with the individual; for instance there are people who are allergic to all species of mushrooms. If you collect any mushrooms to eat make sure that your identification checks out in every detail. Never eat any wild mushroom until an expert mycologist has checked your identification. Even when you know a mushroom well weather conditions or animal damage can cause differences in appearance that could lead to misidentification....."