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Ivan Rodriguez
Ivan Rodriguez 9 years ago

Haha well you're got more experience than I do, how does that sound? As far as I see it, that's the only way anything really can be learned, by getting out there and being involved in what you love.

AlexKonig
AlexKonig 9 years ago

i'm surely no expert. but i'm glad to hear that you confuse me with one. i'm just mushroom crazy. look just since 2 years in my book and outside. learning by doing

Ivan Rodriguez
Ivan Rodriguez 9 years ago

Alright, thank you Alex! No better way to learn about identification of fungi than from experts, I really do appreciate it.

AlexKonig
AlexKonig 9 years ago

ivan i have looked on flickr.com, when i had an account i would have maked a comment there to. the one on flickr looks more likely as an amanita fulva/or crocea (just maturing). the amanita caesarea schould have a wither and bigger stem. from the coloration on flickr i would say it is an amanita crocea.

Ivan Rodriguez
Ivan Rodriguez 9 years ago

The stipe's pattern is what struck me as odd too, but I thought it could be a young Amanita c., still developing into maturity.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/robertlz/28...

But once again, the stem of Amanita c. does not match this one's...

AlexKonig
AlexKonig 9 years ago

i think it's from the genus: pholiota (alnicola {as example}) or more likely from genus galerina (pumila) . because it has those stripes on the stem, i don't think it is : amanita c. - (he also schould be bigger. cap 8-15 cm wide). This one isn't bigger than one of the fin needles.

Ivan Rodriguez
Ivan Rodriguez 9 years ago

I knew it looked familiar!! I had seen this guy before, but I was completely at a loss for the name. Caesar's mushroom, in the living flesh. Nice find! :)

CarlosPerez
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CarlosPerez

Virginia, USA

Spotted on Sep 17, 2011
Submitted on Sep 17, 2011

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