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massa

Tenderfoot
Feb 1, 2021
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Hi all
This morning in one of the tree in my back garden, I found this Mushroom growing on one of the tree trunk? I have NO knowledge what so ever with wild Mushrooms picking ? I know there are some of them are deadly poison! But how about this please in the photo! Any idea is it safe to eat ? I don’t want to take the risk and pick them and end up in a wooden box... anybody got the knowledge and he or she can identify the species? ...please let me know ...... cheers
 

slowworm

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Looks like honey fungus, Armillaria mellea, although I wouldn't eat it based on a i.d. from a single photo posted online. Further details here:

I'm puzzled by the photo though, it looks like it was taken a few months ago. I would have thought it would be frosty in Wales today?
 
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massa

Tenderfoot
Feb 1, 2021
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Wales
Looks like honey fungus, Armillaria mellea, although I wouldn't eat it based on a i.d. from a single photo posted online. Further details here:

I'm puzzled by the photo though, it looks like it was taken a few months ago. I would have thought it would be frosty in Wales today?
It’s a tree behind my garden shed and I have non finishing project on the top for small tree house, beside this spot I used frequently with the kids , and it’s protected with small wooden boards from each side to keep the kids away from climbing to the tree house until it safely finished... I notice the growth few weeks ago , but I ignored, because mushroom are just few quid from the supermarket. Just a curiosity to know if this mushroom is safe and what species?
 

punkrockcaveman

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Wow good find! Can you take some photos of an intact individual? Particularly close ups of the stem base, stem and where the stem joins the cap, and gills. A close up of the cap top will help too. Also, what tree is it on? And a rough idea of location can also help.
 

crosslandkelly

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It’s a tree behind my garden shed and I have non finishing project on the top for small tree house, beside this spot I used frequently with the kids , and it’s protected with small wooden boards from each side to keep the kids away from climbing to the tree house until it safely finished... I notice the growth few weeks ago , but I ignored, because mushroom are just few quid from the supermarket. Just a curiosity to know if this mushroom is safe and what species?
Are there any other trees / plants nearby, honey fungus can infect healthy trees and plants.
The fallen leaves in your photo look like maple.
 

massa

Tenderfoot
Feb 1, 2021
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Wales
Are there any other trees / plants nearby, honey fungus can infect healthy trees and plants.
The fallen leaves in your photo look like maple.
I am not sure what species!!?? I cut them off and I burn them all ... I am concern that the kids may pick them up and eat them .... a risk I don’t wanted to happen specifically that area of the shed and unfinished tree house project, kids always around in that place ..... ( I got 3 maple trees in my garden )
 

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