FungusAmanita sp.

1 Amanita sp. at Barragga Bay, NSW

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Amanita sp. at Barragga Bay, NSW - 20 Mar 2017
Amanita sp. at Barragga Bay, NSW - 20 Mar 2017
Amanita sp. at Barragga Bay, NSW - 20 Mar 2017

Identification history

Fungus Amanita sp. 22 Mar 2017 Teresa Confirmed
Fungus Amanita sp. 22 Mar 2017 Teresa Suggested
Unidentified 20 Mar 2017 narelle Pending ID

7 comments

Teresa wrote:
   22 Mar 2017
Need lots more detail to key this down to species.
libbyhSignificant Sighting - libbyh has made a recognised, significant sighting!Bulk Reporter - libbyh has reported over 100 sightings! wrote:
   23 Mar 2017
what a nice image Narelle, congratulations
narelle wrote:
   24 Mar 2017
Thanks Libby : ) Sometimes they look so pretty, I don't like to disturb them to get more detail for identification. But I will next time. These ones will probably still be there.
libbyhSignificant Sighting - libbyh has made a recognised, significant sighting!Bulk Reporter - libbyh has reported over 100 sightings! wrote:
   24 Mar 2017
I usually move one if there are a group of four or more, but I'm not sure what the guidelines might be for this?
Teresa wrote:
   24 Mar 2017
Providing there are several ie. 3+ fruiting bodies, its safe to dig one up. Do not break it, you must dig it up with a tool. An old oyster knife or a fold away pocket knife is handy to carry in your pocket when you are going on a walk.
Take images of everything possible on the fungi from the top down. The outer cap, its edge, are there hairs or scales on the cap, how is the stem attached to the cap, the gills, how many, are they close or widely spaced, the colour, is there a collar or are they free from the stem, is the stem solid, or hollow, is it covered in fibers or scales or does it have holes, what is it growing on wood or buried wood or another species of fungi or animal or poop or insect. There are so many things to take notes on and images of, its impossible for me to type it all here. There are several good beginner books available from Fungimap which you will find helpful. A good workshop on identification of fungi is a must for all beginners and something that should be repeated annually as we tend to forget from one fungi season to the next. The fungi we see are only the fruiting bodies which come up to drop off their spores for reproduction, the rest of the fungi itself continues its life beneath us in the earth. Hope this helps you a little.
narelle wrote:
   24 Mar 2017
Wow! There is a lot to it.
Teresa wrote:
   24 Mar 2017
Yes. Identifying fungi is very complicated and involves a great deal more than just taking pretty pictures. So many people do not understand the processes nor do they appreciate the vital role fungi play in maintaining the equilibrium within the web of life. Life on earth as we currently know it, simply would not be if we did not have fungi. All to often we humans break a fine thread, then while trying to fix it, we break several more and in so doing compound the initial problem. Fungi are crucial to life and we must look after them in the environment.

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