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Observation 12290: Mixed collection

When: 2008-10-10

Collection location: Wildwood Park, Puyallup, Pierce Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Money (Cranfillc)

No specimen available

Hi, I’m just getting into mushroom picking. I am trying to learn more about the different types of mushrooms and would rather be safe than sorry. Can anyone identify these types for me please?

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:07:54 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Wildwood park, Puyallup,Wa, USA’ to ‘Wildwood Park, Puyallup, Washington, USA’


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4 different species
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-10-11 00:40:35 CDT (-0400)

The last (24762) as you suggest is Hypomyces lactifluorum, aka Lobster mushroom. No. 24761 is probably an Amanita species, but without better focus I’m not going to guess which one. The same with the other 2 photos, one of which might be a clustered Pholiota. Probably better to post different mushrooms separately, to prevent confusion with answers.

Last one is likely Lobster
By: Nathaniel Segraves (nlsegraves)
2008-10-10 18:06:36 CDT (-0400)

It is hard to say anything about the first two. It looks liek the third has a volva but that is all I can tell. However, the last one is likely Hypomyces lactifluorum, or the Lobster mushroom. I hope this helps. Nate