Mushroom Hunting

Last Update on 17 Nov 2018
List contains 132 specimens

Glen and Susan started Mushroom Foraging on 22 Sept 2013 by taking a foraging tour with Chef Robin of Swallowtail Tours in Lynn Valley, BC. Since then we've been finding mushrooms everywhere we look - to the extent that it is now impossible to simply "go for a walk in the park"! We sometimes miss the ocean and mountains and forest all around us because our eyes are focused on the ground.

The following table provides information about every mushroom we THINK we have found. But be warned, identification of many species is very difficult and if you are wrong, it can be toxic or deadly. We have no useful expertise in mushroom identification yet, and the Confidence value in the table points out how sure (or not) we think we are of our identifications. You'll notice that for most of them we're not very confident! You should not use this web page as a knowlegable resource, and any use of this material is at your own risk.

Our primary resources are:

If you can offer any suggestions to correct or improve the identification of these mushrooms, please feel free to contact me at glen.bodie --at-- gmail.com

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Use these selection lists to find a particular mushroom by either the familiar name or the latin name

Name and Details Photos
1. King Stropharia or Giant Garden Stropharia (Stropharia rugoso-annulata)
   Confidence: 4/10
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Date10 Oct 2013
LocationBackyard garden, see photos at right
CapTan, no flakes or patches
GillsNot white, ending at the stalk
VeilProbably when younger
RingYes
StemStraight, white, no markings
BaseNo volva
SporesRusty brown
OtherThis specimen is fairly old
Can I eat it?Good
Arora pocket guidePg 125
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 378-379
2. Fairy Ring or Scotch Bonnet (Marasimus oreades)
   Confidence: 7/10    See also #65
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Date10 Oct 2013
LocationFrontyard lawn, see photos at right
CapLight tan, curled up at edges, no flakes
GillsLight tan, thin
VeilProbably, when younger
RingNone
StemFibrous, thin
BaseNot seen
SporesWhite / Tan
OtherSmall cluster of specimens
Can I eat it?Excellent, just the caps, can be dried
Arora pocket guidePg 51
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 208-209
3. Galerina LBM (Galerina heterocystis)
   Confidence: 3/10
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Date16 Oct 2013
LocationNW of Kelowna
CapBrown center, lighter near edges, central bump, edges not wavey
GillsTan, tight to stem
VeilMaybe when it was younger
RingNone
StemFibrous, tapers slightly
BaseNo volva
SporesFaint light brown
OtherSeveral specimens together in wild grasses (see specimen #1 in group picture to the right)
Can I eat it?Unknown so don't try
Arora pocket guide 
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 402

4. Witch's Hat or Conical Waxy Cap (Hygrocybe conica)
   Confidence: 9/10    See also #46, #47, #57
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Date16 Oct 2013
LocationNW of Kelowna
CapOrange, shiny, slimy, peaked
GillsWhite but turned black after picking
VeilNot seen
RingNone
StemStriated, bright yellow/orange/green, turned black on handling
BaseNo volva
SporesWhite
Other(see specimen #2 in group picture to the right)
Can I eat it?Not recommended
Arora pocket guidePg 44
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 115-117

5. Meadow Mushroom (Agaricus campestris or some other A.?)
   Confidence: 5/10    See also #11, #30
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Date16 Oct 2013
LocationNW of Kelowna
CapOff white colour, darker scales
GillsDark chocolate brown
VeilNot seen
RingNone
StemWhite, thick, tapered to bottom, broke fairly cleanly but had some fibre in it, no scales
BaseNo volva
SporesBrown
OtherScales on the top are not typical of A. campestris, but probably is Agaricus family because of the gills and spore colour (see specimen #3 in group picture to the right)
Can I eat it?A popular favourite if campestris, else ???
Arora pocket guidePg 113
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 318

6. Russula (Emetic, Rosy, ???) (Russula emetica, rosacea, ???)
   Confidence: 5/10
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Date16 Oct 2013
LocationNW of Kelowna
CapTan, whitening toward edges, about 4”+ diameter, flat slightly concave
GillsCreamy white, close together, not forked, slight trumpet shape heading down and meeting the stem but not running down the stem
VeilMaybe when it was younger
RingNone
Stem¾” thick, white, not tapered, fibrous
BaseNo volva
SporesWhite
OtherBig and meaty (see specimen #4 in group picture to the right)
Can I eat it?Probably not recommended
Arora pocket guidePg 28-29
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 97-100

7. Unknown (May be Russula or Tricoloma populinum or Clitocybe dealbata)
   Confidence: 0/10
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Date16 Oct 2013
LocationNW of Kelowna
CapTaupe brown/pink with ¼ of it tinged red, slight depression in middle
GillsYellow-white
VeilMaybe when it was younger
RingNone
StemThick, broke cleanly but had fibres
BaseNo volva
SporesToo dried out, no spores seen
OtherNo bad smell (see specimen #5 in group picture to the right)
Can I eat it??
Arora pocket guide 
Mushrooms Demystified 

8. Probably Lichen
   Confidence: 0/10
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Date16 Oct 2013
LocationNW of Kelowna
CapGreyish-blue, a little fuzzy, no regular shape
GillsNone
VeilNone
RingNone
StemNone
BaseNone
SporesNone
OtherSome kind of polypore fungus (see specimen #6 in group picture to the right)
Can I eat it?Unlikely
Arora pocket guide 
Mushrooms Demystified 

9. Tumbling Puffball (Bovista plumbea)
   Confidence: 8/10    See also #70
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Date16 Oct 2013
LocationNW of Kelowna
CapLight tan colour, some spots on it, spherical
GillsNone
VeilNone
RingNone
StemNone, was connected directly to the ground
BaseNot seen
SporesInside of ball was a solid white mass with no structure
OtherOnly one that we saw in that place, ¾" diameter, need to be sure it is not a baby Amanita! (see specimen #7 in group picture to the right)
Can I eat it?Edible when firm, but bland. Many Amanitas are poisonous so be sure!
Arora pocket guidePg 216
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 697

10. Unknown, possibly in the Cortinarius family
   Confidence: 0/10
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Date16 Oct 2013
LocationNW of Kelowna
Cap#1 is beige/grey, #2 is tan/orangey
GillsTan or taupe, some may be forked
VeilNone seen
RingNone
StemWhite, fibrous, #1 is slim and slightly tapered, #2 is smooth, straight and hollow
BaseNo volva
SporesLight brown if any
Other2 specimens that we grouped together because they seemed similar (see specimen #8 in group picture to the right)
Can I eat it??
Arora pocket guide 
Mushrooms Demystified 

11. Meadow Mushroom (Agaricus campestris or some other A. ???)
   Confidence: 5/10    See also #5, #30
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Date16 Oct 2013
LocationNW of Kelowna
CapOff-white
GillsDark chocolate brown
VeilProbably when younger
RingYes
StemWhite, smooth, tapered, slightly fibrous
BaseNo volva
SporesDark chocolate brown
OtherFlesh is firm but we think it's an older specimen, did not check for yellow-staining which might have confirmed the identification (see specimen #9 in group picture to the right)
Can I eat it?A popular favourite, but yellow-stainers can be poisonous
Arora pocket guidePg 113
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 318

12. LBM
   Confidence: 0/10
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Date16 Oct 2013
LocationNW of Kelowna
CapA little shiny, depressed in the centre, 5 or 6 lines emanating from the centre and dividing it into similar sized pie chart segments
GillsSame brown colour as Cap and Stem
VeilNone seen
RingNone
StemThick and fibrous
BaseNo volva
SporesNone seen, perhaps it had dried out
OtherProbably just another Little Brown Mushroom (see specimen #10 in group picture to the right)
Can I eat it?Seems unlikely
Arora pocket guide 
Mushrooms Demystified 

13. Shaggy Mane (Coprinus comatus)
   Confidence: 10/10
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Date16 Oct 2013
LocationN of Kelowna
CapWhite with brown scales
GillsWhite initially, starting to deliquesce to black
VeilDidn't see one
RingNone
StemStraight, white, hollow
BaseNo volva
SporesDid not test
OtherAbout 40-50 in a troop and this one wasn’t the largest, under a tree in a patch of well-tended grass with a side road on one side and a concrete pool deck on the other
Can I eat it?Most people are fine with them, but many people get nauseous if they consume wine within days of eating Shaggies. Don't eat them if they've started to go black.
Arora pocket guidePg 133
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 345-46
ExperienceThese are one of the few we are certain we can identify and Glen has eaten them a few times found in different locations.
14. Shaggy Parasol (Lepiota rachodes)
   Confidence: 7/10    See also #15, #86
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Date18 Oct 2013
LocationS of Kelowna
Cap6" diameter, flat white with brown scales
GillsWhite
VeilProbably when younger
RingYes
StemNo scales, stains orange when cut
BaseSwollen but no volva
SporesWhite
Other5" tall above ground, in a patch of shrubs/bushes/garden in the middle of a well-tended grassy area, not directly under a tree but the trees around the grassy area were a mix of pines and alders (see specimen #1 in group picture to the right)
Can I eat it?Excellent, some people get nauseous so sauté on high heat in open pan
Arora pocket guidePg 95
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 297-98
15. Shaggy Parasol (young) (Lepiota rachodes)
   Confidence: 7/10    See also #14, #86
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Date18 Oct 2013
LocationS of Kelowna
CapDomed, just opening, white with brown scales
GillsWhite
VeilYes, white
RingNot yet
StemHollow, stained orange/brown when cut
BaseSwollen but no volva
SporesNot tested
Other2 specimens, same as the one above but younger (see specimen #2 and #3 in group picture to the right)
Can I eat it?Excellent, some people get nauseous so sauté on high heat in open pan
Arora pocket guidePg 95
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 297-98
16. The Prince (Agaricus augustus)
   Confidence: 8/10
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Date18 Oct 2013
LocationS of Kelowna
CapSeems to fade from golden brown to tan, 5" diameter for the large one, young ones are marshmallow shaped
GillsPinkish / tan
VeilYoung ones still veiled
RingNo
Stem4.5" tall
BaseNo volva
SporesChocolate brown
OtherCrushed flesh smelled of almonds, no stain test on large one, young ones stained pale yellow when cut (see specimen #4 and #6 in group picture to the right)
Can I eat it?One of the best
Arora pocket guidePg 107
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 337
17. Unknown ( )
   Confidence: 0/10
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Date18 Oct 2013
LocationS of Kelowna
CapSome scales
GillsWhite gills ran to the stalk but not down the stalk
VeilSome still on the gills
RingNone
StemStalk uniform diameter but not straight, center core, a little fibrous, some scales at the top
BaseNo volva
SporesMedium brown
OtherMMM=Mid-sized Mystery Mushroom (see specimen #5 in group picture to the right)
Can I eat it??
Arora pocket guide 
Mushrooms Demystified 
18. Unknown, probably an Agaricus of some kind
   Confidence: 1/10
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Date18 Oct 2013
LocationS of Kelowna
Cap5" diameter, golden/reddish with orangey centre when picked, looks like some scales
GillsChocolate brown, don't quite reach the cap
VeilProbably when it was younger
RingLooks like there was one but it deteriorated
StemFibrous, 4" height above ground
BaseNo volva
SporesLight pinky brown, or maybe just a small amount
OtherThere was a grey/green dust on the cap, no almond smell on crushed flesh (see specimen #7 in group picture to the right)
Can I eat it??
Arora pocket guide 
Mushrooms Demystified 
19. Inky Cap (Coprinus atramentarius)
   Confidence: 5/10    See also #87
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Date18 Oct 2013
LocationS of Kelowna
CapGrey and slimy, fine lines running down to the margin
GillsDark, maybe black, free from stem
VeilNone seen
RingNone
StemWhite, fibrous
BaseNo volva
SporesInky black
OtherMargin seems to be starting to deliquesce up, was found in a small cluster in the grass (see specimen #8 in group picture to the right)
Can I eat it?Not recommended
Arora pocket guidePg 131
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 347-50
20. Unknown, probably an Agaricus of some kind
   Confidence: 1/10
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Date18 Oct 2013
LocationS of Kelowna
CapHas scales
GillsChocolate brown, do not meet the stalk
VeilProbably was one when younger
RingYes
StemReasonably straight, white, uniform, turns slight yellow (not bright) when cut
BaseNo volva
SporesMedium brown
OtherNo unpleasant smells (see specimen #9 in group picture to the right)
Can I eat it?Poisonous (identified by the yellow-staining stalk)
Arora pocket guide 
Mushrooms Demystified 
21. Giant Horse Mushroom (Agaricus osecanus)
   Confidence: 3/10
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Date18 Oct 2013
LocationS of Kelowna
CapSmooth, white, 5" diameter
GillsBrown but not chocolate brown, do not join the stalk
VeilProbably when younger
RingYes, high up
Stem3.5" high, smooth white partly hollow straightish 3/8” wide, does not stain or only slightly
BaseNo volva
SporesMedium brown
OtherCrushed flesh had no almond or phenol smell (see specimen #10 in group picture to the right)
Can I eat it?Delicious
Arora pocket guidePg 102
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 333
22. Woodland Agaricus (Agaricus silvicola)
   Confidence: 3/10
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Date18 Oct 2013
LocationS of Kelowna
CapFlat, white / grey / tan, 2" diameter, light scales
GillsBrown, do not join the stalk
VeilProbably when younger
RingYes, high up
StemSmooth white partly hollow straightish 3/8” wide, did not stain or only slightly when cut
BaseNo volva
SporesGrey to brown
OtherNo almond or phenol smell on cut flesh, rubbed edges took on some yellow colour (see specimen #11 in group picture to the right)
Can I eat it?Delicious, but be careful not to confuse it with the Destroying Angel!
Arora pocket guidePg 101
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 334-36
23. Unknown, probably an Agaricus of some kind
   Confidence: 1/10
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Date18 Oct 2013
LocationS of Kelowna
Cap2" diameter, domed, white
GillsWhite, go right to the stalk
VeilProbably when younger
RingYes
StemWhite, slight turn at the bottom
BaseNo volva, more bulbous than the stalk
SporesWhite
OtherNo staining when cut, no smell when crushed (see specimen #12 in group picture to the right)
Can I eat it??
Arora pocket guide 
Mushrooms Demystified 
24. Unknown, probably an Agaricus of some kind
   Confidence: 1/10
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Date18 Oct 2013
LocationS of Kelowna
CapWhite, solid, stains yellow when rubbed
GillsWhite
VeilYes
RingUnknown
StemStraight, thick, white, solid
BaseStains yellow when cut
SporesNot seen - too young or too dried out
Other3 specimens that all seemed similar, no almond or phenol smell when crushed, in some ways they seem like regular commercial white button mushrooms (see specimen #13 in group picture to the right)
Can I eat it??
Arora pocket guide 
Mushrooms Demystified 
25. Honey Mushroom (Armillaria melea)
   Confidence: 7/10    See also #37, #51, #55, #73, #94, #102
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Date23 Oct 2013 and 03 Nov 2013
LocationBackyard garden
CapGolden brown, 2.5" diameter, darker at centre
GillsWhite
VeilPresumably when younger
RingYes
StemPithy
BaseNo volva
SporesWhite
OtherSeemed to be in small clusters on the ground under trees, NOT in large clusters on dead wood that one expects for Honeys, so they're probably connected underground.
Can I eat it?Often eaten but sometimes causing stomach upsets, discard stems and cook well, don't use if growing on buckeye or hemlock
Arora pocket guidePg 82-84
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 196-97
26. Woman on Motorcycle (Lepiota naucina)
   Confidence: 4/10
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Date23 Oct 2013
LocationBeside an organic garden in Tsawwassen
CapWhite tinged with grey, stars domed at 2.5" diameter and flattens to 7-8" diameter
GillsWhite
VeilProbably when younger
RingYes
StemDiscolours brown when cut
BaseNo volva
SporesWhite
OtherBig and meaty, found in light bush near gardens beside gravel road and under deciduous tree
Can I eat it?Yes, but some people are made ill by it. Be careful not to confuse it with deadly Amanitas (Smithiana, Panterina, Phalloides and Silvicola). One of the most frequent causes of mushroom poisoning in the Pacific NorthWest
Arora pocket guidePg 98
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 299-300
27. Fly Amanita (Amanita muscaria)
   Confidence: 10/10    See also #100
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Date24 Oct 2013
LocationRoadside trail in Richmond and elsewhere
CapBright red/orange with yellow scales
GillsWhite
VeilYes, when younger, white
RingYes
StemWhite, straight
BaseNo volva, but bulbous
SporesWhite
OtherFound many large troops of them in many places
Can I eat it?Not recommended. Hallucinogenic and toxic, can be deadly if you eat too much
Arora pocket guidePg 77
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 282-83
28. Milk Cap (Toadskin or Bearded) (Lactarius, maybe olivaceoumbrinus or torminosis)
   Confidence: 5/10
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Date28 Oct 2013 and 03 Nov 2013
LocationRoadside trail in Richmond
CapDark brown - but actually that is only from the dirt it pushed up through, and the cap is actually fairly white or creamy
GillsYellowish, and the margin is rolled under
VeilNone seen
RingNo
StemThick
BaseNo volva
SporesNot tested
OtherFound under birch trees. Unwashed, it looks like lumps of dog poo! When the flesh is cut there is some liquid produced, fuzzy edge, pitted stem, taste is not acrid, should stain magenta with KOH but we didn't test this
Can I eat it?Not recommended
Arora pocket guidePg 19
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 70-73
29. Fat Jack (Suillus caerulescens or S. ponderosus)
   Confidence: 5/10
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Date29 Oct 2013, 03 Nov 2013, 14 Nov 2013
LocationAlong English Bluff Road, Tsawwassen
CapOrange / tan, irregular shape
GillsNone - polypore, tubes are all connected at the surface, about 1 mm diameter each, yellowish, running slightly down the stem
VeilShown in the young specimens, not in contact with the pore surface
RingNone 
StemShort, possibly connecting several specimens together at the base, off centre from the cap, white-ish, appeared to have dark colour spots inside the stem
BaseNo volva, not bulbous
SporesPale or cinnamon brown
OtherPolypore, green/blue stain when cut, growing in clumps in a tended garden, no particular smell, no stain when rubbed (see caps #5 and #6 in group picture to the right)
Can I eat it?Edible
Arora pocket guidePg 180
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 496-97
30. Meadow Mushroom (Agaricus campestris or maybe some other A. ???)
   Confidence: 2/10    See also #5, #11
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Date29 Oct 2013 and 03 Nov 2013
LocationAlong English Bluff Road, Tsawwassen
CapWhite
GillsBrown
VeilYes 
RingYes
StemThick, white
BaseNo volva, but a little bulbous 
SporesDark brown
OtherGrowing in clumps in a tended garden
Can I eat it?A popular favourite
Arora pocket guidePg 113
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 318
31. Orange Peel Fungus (Aleuria aurantia)
   Confidence: 10/10
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Date27 Oct 2013
LocationAlong the Fraser, West of Ft Langley
CapBright orange, cup-like
GillsNone - slightly paler orange surface
VeilNone
RingNone
StemNone
BaseGrows right on the ground
SporesNot tested
OtherGrowing under a black cottonwood tree
Can I eat it?Yes
Arora pocket guidePg 244
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 831-38
32. Poison Pax or Inrolled Pax (Paxillus involutus)
   Confidence: 5/10
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Date28 Oct 2013 and 03 Nov 2013
LocationRoadside trail in Richmond and elsewhere
CapReddish
GillsReddish, running down the stalk slightly, turned darker brown with age and after picking
VeilNone seen
RingNo
StemStraight, reddish / dark brown
BaseNo Volva
SporesDark brown
OtherOnly single specimens seen in a few locations, some were under birch trees
Can I eat it?Poisonous, to be avoided, never eat it raw
Arora pocket guidePg 147
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 477-78
33. Glutinous Gomphidius (Gomphidius glutinosus)
   Confidence: 5/10
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Date03 Nov 2013
LocationRoadside trail in Richmond
CapGrey and slimy
GillsNone seen
VeilNone seen
RingNone seen
StemVery thick and white, grows deep into the earth
BaseNo volva
SporesNot tested
OtherJust saw this one lone specimen
Can I eat it?Yes, but peel off the slimy skin first
Arora pocket guidePg 150
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 482
34. Western Amethyst Laccaria (Laccaria amethysteo-occidentalis)
   Confidence: 8/10
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Date05 Nov 2013
LocationLilly Point Park, Point Roberts
CapPurple, some flat and some wavey
GillsPaler shade of the same purple
VeilNone seen
RingNone
StemFibrous and a darker shade of the same purple, not as striated as the mushroom book might lead you to expect
BaseNo volva
SporesNot tested
OtherLarge drifts of them in mixed forest
Can I eat it?Yes, the caps are bland but nice and chewy
Arora pocket guidePg 57
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 171-73
35. Fluted Black Elfin Saddle (Helvella lacunosa)
   Confidence: 8/10    See also #48
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Date05 Nov 2013
LocationLilly Point Park, Point Roberts
CapBlack and lumpy
GillsNo
VeilNo
RingNo
StemWhite / grey and striated
BaseNo volva
SporesNot tested
OtherOnly single specimens not clustered, in a mixed forest, saw some others with white heads which are thought to be caused by a parasite (don't eat those ones)
Can I eat it?Edible when cooked
Arora pocket guidePg 238
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 815-16
36. Candy Cap or Jumbo Gym (Lactarius rubidus or Gymnopilus ventricosus)
   Confidence: 3/10
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Date05 Nov 2013
LocationLilly Point Park, Point Roberts
CapGolden yellow/brown, smooth and dry
GillsYes, same colour as the cap or slightly paler, running to the stalk but not down it
VeilNone seen
RingDon't think so
StemOff white, uniform diameter, slight curve
BaseNot seen
SporesNot tested
OtherNot sure these 2 specimens are the same - specimen #2 might just be younger or it might be the Jumbo Gym. Always saw several speciemns together in a tight clump. Did not test the smell or milkiness or brittleness or looked closely at the stem and gills which would have been valuable indications!
Can I eat it?Candy Cap is delicious, sweet; Jumbo Gym is bitter and may be hallucinogenic.
Arora pocket guidePg 22 or 138
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 79-82 or 410-411
37. Honey Mushroom (Amillaria mellea)
   Confidence: 4/10    See also #25, #51, #55, #73, #94, #102
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Date14 Nov 2013
LocationAlong English Bluff Road, Tsawwassen
CapLight brown, wavey margin, 5-6" diameter, not too thick
GillsWhite near the flesh but turning light brown maybe pinkish near the tip of each gill, running down the stalk slightly to a minimal ring
VeilNot seen
RingMinimal, just the stub of the veil
StemThick, straight, feels hollow when squeezed, fibrous, turns brown quickly after cutting
BaseBulbous at the bottom but no volva
SporesWhite
OtherFound in the grass beside a tended garden, no staining when cut or rubbed, no smell (see cap #1 in group picture to the right). It was alone, not typical for Honies and the gills were decurrent, but we couln't come up with anything better
Can I eat it?Often eaten but sometimes causing stomach upsets, discard stems and cook well, don't use if growing on buckeye or hemlock
Arora pocket guidePg 82-84
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 196-97
38. Unknown, probably an Agaricus of some kind
   Confidence: 1/10
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Date14 Nov 2013
LocationAlong English Bluff Road, Tsawwassen
CapLarge, round, white (underneath the dirt)
GillsLight brown
VeilWhite, still covering most of the gills and still attached to the stem
RingNot yet known
StemBends off to the side, firm and solid
BaseA bit bulbous but no volva
SporesNone seen - too young I think
OtherNo staining when cut or rubbed, no smell, crisp flesh (snaps when broken apart) (see cap #2 in group picture to the right) This specimen is too young to see spores or full gill and ring development.
Can I eat it?Probably, but not safe without a sure identification
Arora pocket guide 
Mushrooms Demystified 
39. Unknown, probably a Russula of some kind
   Confidence: 2/10
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Date14 Nov 2013
LocationAlong English Bluff Road, Tsawwassen
CapGrey / white, fairly flat
GillsGrey / brown
VeilNone
RingNone
StemWhite, slim, snapped like chalk (not fibrous)
BaseNot bulbous, no volva
SporesPale brown
OtherNo smell, no staining (see cap #4 in group picture to the right) Chalk-like stem usually means Russula or Milk Cap but I saw no milk and the gills are not decurrent
Can I eat it?Most Russula are not recommended but some are excellent
Arora pocket guide 
Mushrooms Demystified 
40. Unknown, probably a Cortinarius of some kind
   Confidence: 1/10
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Date14 Nov 2013
LocationAlong English Bluff Road, Tsawwassen
CapWhite, slightly darker centre, slightly domed, rolled over the margin slightly
GillsGrey / brown, almost connected to the stem
VeilNone seen
RingNo
StemWhite (same colour as cap), not quite round - slightly flattened, fibrous, goes brown when cut, slight yellow discoloration from bruising
BaseNot bulbous, no volva
SporesBrown
OtherNo smell, possibly the same as the previous entry (see cap #3 in group picture to the right)
Can I eat it?Most Cortinarius are not recommended and may be poisonous
Arora pocket guide 
Mushrooms Demystified 
41. Angel Wings (Pleurotus porrigens or Pleurocybella porrigens)
   Confidence: 6/10    See also #80, #107
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Date11 Nov 2013
LocationStanley Park
CapWhite
GillsNot seen or perhaps still under a veil
VeilJust looked like the bottom of the fruit
RingNone seen
StemNone seen
BaseNone seen
SporesNot tested
OtherSpecimens were very small and young, perhaps too soon to be able to properly identify the species.
Can I eat it?Flimsier than the Oyster mushroom, and not nearly as flavourful, but popular nonetheless
Arora pocket guidePg 36
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 135-36
42. Unknown ( )
   Confidence: 0/10
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Date11 Nov 2013
LocationStanley Park
CapWhite, yellow tinge
GillsNot clear, but I think they're white
VeilNone seen
RingNo
StemThin, white, curved
BaseInside the bark, not seen
SporesNot tested
OtherGrowing on a live tree that I could not get close to, so all I have are some telephoto shots
Can I eat it??
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43. Insidious Gomphidius (Gomphidius oregonensis)
   Confidence: 5/10
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Date11 Nov 2013
LocationStanley Park
CapGrey and white, looks slimy
GillsWhite, going slightly down the stem
VeilNot seen
RingUncertain, could be a slight leftover ring there
StemWhite, solid, tapers slightly toward base, 2 specimens have joined stalks at the base
BaseNot bulbous, no volva
SporesNot tested
OtherStem stains yellow when bruised
Can I eat it?Edible, but the sliminess makes it undesirable
Arora pocket guidePg 151
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 482-83
44. Unknown ( )
   Confidence: 0/10
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Date11 Nov 2013
LocationStanley Park
CapGray, white edges (might just be old)
GillsGray / white, adnexed to stalk
VeilNone seen
RingNone seen
StemGray / white, straight
BaseNot bulbous, no volva
SporesNot tested
OtherThese specimens may be too old to make an educated guess
Can I eat it??
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45. Butter Bolete (Boletus appendiculatus)
   Confidence: 3/10
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Date11 Nov 2013
LocationStanley Park
CapTan, irregular surface
GillsPores, yellow
VeilThin, white, not in contact with the pore ends
RingNone seen
StemThick, tan, fibrous
BaseNot bulbous, no volva
SporesNot tested
OtherClearly several specimens were old and had been attacked by animals, flesh is firm. I would be moreconfident of the identification if the flesh had stained blue, but it did not
Can I eat it?Edible, not nearly as sweet as the King Bolete, but with wonderfully dense flesh
Arora pocket guidePg 163
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 525-26
46. Witch's Hat (Hygrocybe conica)
   Confidence: 3/10    See also #4, #47, #57
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Date11 Nov 2013
LocationStanley Park
CapSmall, round, slightly depressed center, orange colour
GillsNot seen, but the whole specimen appears to be one colour
VeilNone seen
RingNone seen
StemThin, fairly straight, same colour as the cap
BaseNot seen
SporesNot tested
OtherQuickly saw these as we passed by and took a quick shot before moving on. Not brown enough to be LBMs and not as pointed as I expected for a Witch's Hat, but I could think of no other likely identiifcation
Can I eat it?Not recommended
Arora pocket guidePg 44
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 115-117
47. Witch's Hat (Hygrocybe conica)
   Confidence: 2/10    See also #4, #46, #57
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Date11 Nov 2013
LocationStanley Park
CapLight orange / tan colour, small, round
GillsNot seen, but the whole specimen seems the same colour
VeilNone seen
RingNone seen
StemSlim, slightly larger as it goes down, seems the same colour as the rest of the specimen
BaseNot seen
SporesNot tested
OtherQuickly saw these as we passed by and took a quick shot before moving on. Not brown enough to be LBMs and not as pointed as I expected for a Witch's Hat, but I could think of no other likely identiifcation. May be the same as the one above.
Can I eat it?Not recommended
Arora pocket guidePg 44
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 115-117
48. Black Elfin Saddle (Helvella lacunosa)
   Confidence: 5/10    See also #35
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Date11 Nov 2013
LocationStanley Park
CapBlack, misshapen
GillsNot seen
VeilNone seen
RingNo
StemBlack or dark grey, striated
BaseNot seen
SporesNot tested
OtherDiffers from the other Elfin saddles I have seen because the stalk is so much blacker, but it has the same shpe and appearance
Can I eat it?Edible when cooked
Arora pocket guidePg 238
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 815-16
49. some kind of Coral Mushroom (Clavulina or Ramaria or Tremellodendropsis tuberosa)
   Confidence: 4/10
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Date11 Nov 2013
LocationStanley Park
CapTop branches are dull grey / white
GillsNone
VeilNone
RingNone
StemAlso dull grey / white
BaseNot seen
SporesNot tested
OtherThese had been somewhat walked upon but not badly broken so I'd call them pliant not brittle
Can I eat it?Mostly edible, but why bother - some are bitter and others bland and all are small
Arora pocket guide 
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50. Witch's Butter (Tremella mesenterica)
   Confidence: 5/10
   See also #106
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Date11 Nov 2013
LocationStanley Park
CapBody is yellow-orange colour
GillsNone
VeilNone
RingNone
StemNone
BaseNone
SporesNot tested
OtherUnfortunately, the picture is out of focus. It was on the top of a stump
Can I eat it?Harmless but flavourless
Arora pocket guidePg 242
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 672-74
51. Honey Mushroom (Armillaria mellea)
   Confidence: 8/10    See also #25, #37, #55, #73, #94, #102
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Date11 Nov 2013
LocationStanley Park
CapTan, golden, mostly flat
GillsOff-white, yellowish, tight to the stalk
VeilNone seen
RingSlight
StemOff-white, darker at base, mostly straight
BaseCommon to several specimens
SporesNot tested
OtherSeem to appear in great drifts along wet fallen trees and stumps
Can I eat it?Often eaten but sometimes causing stomach upsets, discard stems and cook well, don't use if growing on buckeye or hemlock
Arora pocket guidePg 82-84
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 196-97
52. Unknown ( )
   Confidence: 0/10
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Date11 Nov 2013
LocationStanley Park
CapGolden brown, moist
GillsWhite
VeilNone seen
RingNo
StemStraight, black, scales on it
BaseNot seen
SporesNot tested
OtherThought these might be Honey Mushrooms initially but no ring, thin black stalk and not in such clusters.
Can I eat it??
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53. Unknown ( )
   Confidence: 0/10
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Date21 Nov 2013
LocationBackyard
CapGolden brown, flat, a little darker in the centre
GillsSame golden brown colour, running to the stem but not attached
VeilNone seen, doesn't look like there was one
RingNone
StemThin, fibrous, black, hollow, some scales on it
BaseNot bulbous, no volva
SporesLight brown
OtherHundreds of them in the back garden, may be all just LBMs, many grow tightly together but not from the same base
Can I eat it??
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54. Unknown ( )
   Confidence: 0/10
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Date5 May 2014
LocationBackyard
CapGrey/white, scales, dry
GillsWhite
VeilNone seen
RingSlight
StemStraight, white
BaseSingle specimen, not bulbous, no volva
SporesWhite
OtherJust a few individuals under a cedar, something in my garden seems to like to eat this
Can I eat it??
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55. Honey Mushroom (Armillaria mellea)
   Confidence: 2/10    See also #25, #37, #51, #73, #94, #102
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Date5 May 2014
LocationBackyard
CapGolden brown, dry
GillsOff-white
VeilSome fragments left at margin of cap
RingNothing left behind
StemWhite, fairly straight
BaseSeems to support multiple specimens
SporesChocolate brown, dense
OtherNo stain when broken
Can I eat it??
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56. Lobster Mushroom (Hypomyces lactifluorum)
   Confidence: 9/10
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Date17 Oct 2014
LocationShuswap Lake
CapOrange, rough, dry
GillsNone, underside of cap is orange also
VeilDoesn't look like there ever was one
RingDoesn't look like there ever was one
StemNone
BaseVery firmly in the ground
SporesNone
OtherInterior flesh also looks lobster-like; it's supposed to be growing on some Host mushroom but I never saw any evidence of that; up to 6" across
Can I eat it?Delicious when still crisp, should be sauteed
Arora pocket guidePg 248
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 884
57. Witch's Hat (Hygrocybe conica)
   Confidence: 6/10    See also #4, #46, #47
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Date17 Oct 2014
LocationShuswap Lake
CapBright red, slightly sticky
GillsWhite, yellowish
VeilNone
RingNone
StemYellowish, splits easily, blackens when touched
BaseNo volva
SporesNot tested
OtherBlackened noticably after picking
Can I eat it?Not recommended
Arora pocket guidePg 44
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 115-117
58. Varnished Conk (Ganoderma lucidum or G. tsugae or similar)
   Confidence: 4/10
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Date17 Oct 2014
LocationShuswap Lake
CapShiny, dark brown, ringed, white or cream at the outer edge
GillsNone
VeilNone
RingNone
StemNot seen
BaseNot seen
SporesNot tested
OtherOn old dead wood, cut edges of felled trees
Can I eat it?No, but may have medicinal properties
Arora pocket guidePg 192
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 577
59. Unknown Conk
   Confidence: 0/10
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Date17 Oct 2014
LocationShuswap Lake
CapMulticoloured, ringed
GillsNone
VeilNone
RingNone
StemNone seen
BaseNone seen
SporesNone seen
OtherSomewhat like a Turkey Tail conk but there's only one specimen at a time
Can I eat it?No
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60. Boletes, some kind of assortment (Boletus)
   Confidence: 2/10
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Date17 Oct 2014
LocationShuswap Lake
CapBrown to yellow-brown, some a little slimy, some caps had a slight pinkish tinge, rolled under at the edge
GillsUnderside is pore surface, younger ones with finer pores, surface is quite yellow
VeilSome had residual veil
RingSome had a visible ring but not most
StemThick, solid, uniform, off-white, not fibrous
BaseSome had a more bulbous base
SporesNot white, light brown or grey
OtherNo blue colour when bruised or cut, taste is mild not bitter, not as fat/thick as Boletes often are, no real monsters found
Can I eat it?All the Boletes seem to be edible UNLESS they have a red pore surface which these do not
Arora pocket guidePg 152-174
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 488-545
61. Oyster Mushroom variants (Pleurotis ostreatus)
   Confidence: 1/10
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Date17 Oct 2014
LocationShuswap Lake
CapWhite, smooth, dry
GillsWhite, off-white, tan
VeilNone seen
RingNone seen
StemNone seen
BaseFirmly attached to old wood
SporesNot tested
OtherPictures from a variety of situations within the same forest, not sure they are all the same sub-species, usually found on fallen logs, often birch
Can I eat it?Delicious grilled or fried
Arora pocket guidePg 35
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 134-135
62. Unknown, maybe a Clitocybe of some kind
   Confidence: 0/10
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Date17 Oct 2014
LocationShuswap Lake
CapPale grey, translucent, veined, dry
GillsPale grey or white
VeilNone seen
RingNo
StemThin, fibrous, white but turned dark after picking
BaseNot seen
SporesWhite
OtherNo special features, only saw this one and the very small one growing below it
Can I eat it??
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63. Unknown, possibly in Armillaria family
   Confidence: 0/10    See also #64
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Date17 Oct 2014
LocationShuswap Lake
CapBrown, dark area in centre and around the edge, curling up with age
GillsBrown, right to the stem
VeilNone seen
RingNone
StemTan, off-white
BaseGrows right out of the wood
SporesNone seen in the spore print
OtherSingles or clusters, up to 5' above ground
Can I eat it?Seems like a Honey Mushroom in some ways, but I wouldn't risk it
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64. Unknown, possibly in Armillaria family
   Confidence: 0/10    See also #63
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Date17 Oct 2014
LocationShuswap Lake
CapLight brown, tan, small dots
GillsWhite
VeilLooks like there was one
RingFaint in some specimens
StemTan, off-white, fibrous
BaseGrows right out of the wood
SporesNone seen in the spore test
OtherMay be the same as the specimens in the previous line, but these seem younger and cap colour is not so marked
Can I eat it?Seems like a Honey Mushroom in some ways, but I wouldn't risk it
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65. Fairy Ring (Marasimus oreades)
   Confidence: 5/10    See also #2
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Date17 Oct 2014
LocationShuswap Lake
CapWhite, older specimen was tan, was curled up and had very curly edges
GillsWhite, clearly defined and spaced
VeilNone seen
RingNone seen
StemFibrous, tough
BaseNot bulbous, deep in the grass
SporesNot seen in spore test
OtherWas with many others of various ages spread out in a grassy area
Can I eat it?Excellent, just the caps, can be dried
Arora pocket guidePg 51
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 208-209
66. Unknown, probably something in the Russula family
   Confidence: 2/10
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Date17 Oct 2014
LocationShuswap Lake
CapOff-white with a pink or purple tinge, sometimes darker purple, some were a little sticky
GillsWhite, right to the stem
VeilNone
RingNone
StemWhite, straight, thick, snaps cleanly
BaseNot bulbous
SporesNone seen in the spore test
OtherSome specimens exuded clear liquid when damaged but no staining, no peppery taste, not a Milk Cap (Lactaria)
Can I eat it??
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67. Hideous Gomphidius (Gomphidius glutinosus)
   Confidence: 5/10
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Date17 Oct 2014
LocationShuswap Lake
CapTan or slighhtly buff, slimy
GillsGrey, descending down to the top of the stem
VeilNone
RingNone
StemThick, off-white, fibrous, hollow
BaseNot seen
SporesDark brown
OtherBase stained yellow when picked, no juice when gills are cut, cap was still wet after sitting picked indoors for 12+ hours
Can I eat it?Edible, peel off the slimy skin before eating
Arora pocket guidePg 150
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 481-483
68. Shaggy-stalked Parasol (Lepiota clypeolaria or L. ventriosospora)
   Confidence: 6/10
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Date17 Oct 2014
LocationShuswap Lake
CapWhite with brown specks, slight centre peak
GillsWhite, come right to the stem
VeilLooks like there was one, remnants on the cap edge
RingThink so
StemThin, long, white, fibrous, has flakes lower on the stem that rub off
BaseNot bulbous
SporesWhite
OtherOnly this one specimen seen
Can I eat it?Poisonous
Arora pocket guidePg 99
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 304-310
69. Giant Horse Mushroom (Agaricus osecanus or A. nivescens)
   Confidence: 6/10
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Date20 Oct 2014
LocationAlong English Bluff Road, Tsawwassen
CapOff-white or grey, not slimy, about 5" across
GillsChocolate brown, free from the stalk
VeilNot seen
RingYes
StemStraight, white, solid
BaseNo volva
SporesDark brown
OtherNo yellow stain on stem when cut, at the edge between garden and grass, specimens were a little past their prime
Can I eat it?Delicious, especially when young and firm
Arora pocket guidePg 102
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 333-334
70. Puffball (Lycoperdon ???)
   Confidence: 8/10
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Date20 Oct 2014
LocationAlong English Bluff Road, Tsawwassen
CapWhite
GillsNone
VeilNone
RingNone
StemThick and white
BaseNot seen, firmly attached to ground
SporesNone seen
OtherClearly a Lycoperdon from the base, but no hole at the top as in L. perlatum - perhaps just too young, in the middle of grassy area, inside was soft and spongey
Can I eat it?Edible when firm and white inside, but bland
Arora pocket guidePg 216
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 690-698
71. Unknown ( )
   Confidence: 0/10
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Date20 Oct 2014
LocationAlong English Bluff Road, Tsawwassen
CapBright orange, shiny
GillsBrown, going right to the stem
VeilNone seen
RingNo
StemWhite or off-white, fibrous
BaseNo volva
SporesBrown or black
OtherSeveral specimens of various ages mixed in with Honey Mushrooms in a manicured garden area
Can I eat it??
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72. Unknown ( )
   Confidence: 0/10
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Date5 Nov 2014
LocationBackyard garden
CapBrown with a darker centre
GillsOff-white, right to the stem, turned pale brown after picking
VeilNot seen
RingNo
StemVery thin, black, fibrous
BaseNot bulbous
SporesPale brown, slightly pinkish
OtherOnly saw individuals, no clumps of specimens, common in garden, growing together with #073 following, the thin black stem seems unique to this mushroom but I can't find it in the book anywhere
Can I eat it??
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73. Honey Mushroom (Armillaria mellea)
   Confidence: 9/10    See also #25, #37, #51, #55, #94, #102
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Date5 Nov 2014
LocationBackyard garden
CapGolden brown, darker centre, scales in mature specimen
GillsOff-white or brownish, right to the stem or slightly down along it
VeilYes, clear in younger specimens
RingYes
StemThick, fibrous, hollow, brown striations
BaseNo volva, not too bulbous, usually seveal specimens from one common base
SporesWhite
OtherFound in the garden in clusters, closely around many others including many of #072 above, not obviously on wood (in some dirt between paving stones with a sand base under them)
Can I eat it?Often eaten but sometimes causing stomach upsets, discard stems and cook well, don't use if growing on buckeye or hemlock
Arora pocket guidePg 82-84
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 196-97
ExperienceGlen fried some of these and ate them. No adverse effects. Waited too long before eating them so they were a little squishy.
74. Not sure, but definitely in the Agaricus group
   Confidence: 4/10
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Date7 Nov 2014
LocationAlong English Bluff Road, Tsawwassen
CapOff-white, slightly darker centre, some have scales on them, largest ones were about 3.5" across
GillsOff-white to pinkish to dark brown
VeilYes
RingYes
StemThick, not fibrous or hollow, white, brown marks but not scales below the ring
BaseBulbous but no volva, some specimens from a common base
SporesDark brown, note how 1/2 the gills discoloured differently after the spore test as though the gills absorbed colour from the black magic marker line on the page
OtherGrowing at edges of parkland gardens and grass, no yellow staining seen on cap margin or base, odour not specifically almond but certainly not sharp or bitter or phenolic, not sure if I have one type of Agaricus here or two but they were all growing together
Can I eat it?Because there is no yellow stain and no phenol smell, I'm assuming yes, but try just a little first to see if there's any stomach distress
Arora pocket guidePg 100-123
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 310-341
ExperienceGlen fried some of these and ate them. No adverse effects. Waited too long before eating them so they were a little squishy.
75. Unknown ( )
   Confidence: 0/10
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Date19 Nov 2014
LocationTsawwassen Ferry Jetty
CapDomed, golden brown, uniform, 2.5" across but still young
GillsTan, immature, hard to see how they connect to the stem but I think they are free
VeilMostly still in place, thin
RingNot yet, don't think there will be one as the veil seems more attached to the margin than to the stem
StemUniform, thick, solid, straight, same colour as cap, slightly fibrous
BaseNot bulbous, no volva
SporesYoung specimens did not drop spores over night
OtherFound in disturbed area in long grasses near road edge; no acrid smell or taste; did not stain yellow or red; firm thick flesh; no liquid when cut; could be Agaricus except no ring and didn't see the spores.
Can I eat it??
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76. Unknown ( )
   Confidence: 0/10
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Date19 Nov 2014
LocationAlong English Bluff Road, Tsawwassen
CapDomed, brown, some spots as if from a leftover universal veil, 1.5" across but still young
GillsTan, just slightly away from the stem
VeilYes
RingNot yet, don't think there will be one as the veil seems more attached to the margin than to the stem
StemThick off-white, noticably thicker at the base, snaps cleanly
BaseBulbous but no volva
SporesYoung specimen did not srop spores over night
OtherFound at margin of grass and garden; possibly a little yellow staining; no acrid smell or taste; could be Russula except there's a veil or could be Agaricus except no ring and didn't see the spores.
Can I eat it??
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77. Panther Amanita (Amanita pantherina)
   Confidence: 8/10
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Date16 Mar 2015
LocationBackyard garden
CapDark brown with white scales
GillsWhite
VeilThere was one
RingYes
StemStraight, white, snaps cleanly, no discoloration
BaseNot deep in the soil, slight swelling, slight twist
SporesNot checked
Other5 or 6 individual specimens found living under a Lilac bush in a tended garden, no staining, no acrid or almond smell
Can I eat it?Not recommended, same toxins as Fly Amanita - unpredictable and potentially dangerous conscious-altering.
Arora pocket guidePg 78
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 280 and 894-895
78. possible Tork (Agaricus bitoquis)
   Confidence: 2/10
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Date11 Feb 2015
LocationForget where around Tsawwassen
CapBrown
GillsTan
VeilStill in place (immature)
RingCan't tell if there will be one or not
StemThick, white, slightly stains yellow, spongey
BaseNot clearly seen
SporesToo young, not checked
OtherObviously a very young specimen, not even fully open yet. Based on the shape, it might be a Tork.
Can I eat it??
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79. Scaly Pholiota (Pholiota squarrosa)
or Yellow-veiled Amanita (Amanita francheti)
   Confidence: 0/10
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Date24 May 2015
LocationMinnekhada Regional Park 
CapYellowish with brown specks
GillsNot seen
VeilNot seen
RingNot seen
StemNot seen
BaseNot seen
SporesNot checked
OtherJust passing by and snapped a quick picture, growing right on the wood not the ground
Can I eat it??
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80. Angel Wings (Pleurocybella porrigens)
   Confidence: 8/10    See also #41, #107
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Date24 May 2015 
LocationMinnekhada Regional Park 
CapWhite
GillsWhite, running down the stem
VeilNone seen
RingNone seen
StemWhite, off centre
BaseInside the wood
SporesNot checked
OtherDrifts of them growing off the fallen log, so thin they seem translucent
Can I eat it?Flimsier than the Oyster mushroom, and not nearly as flavourful, but popular nonetheless
Arora pocket guidePg 36
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 135-6
81. Some kind of Agaricus (Agaricus ?)
   Confidence: 2/10
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Date09 Oct 2015
LocationAlong English Bluff Road, Tsawwassen
CapWhite, large (2")
GillsTan, not quite meeting the stem
VeilNone seen
RingYes
StemWhite, fibrous
BaseNot seen
SporesDarker brown
OtherSmall second specimen seems to come from the same base, no smell or staining. May be an older version of #85.
Can I eat it??
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82. Unknown ( )
   Confidence: 0/10
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Date09 Oct 2015
LocationAlong English Bluff Road, Tsawwassen
CapBrown / gray, smooth, dry
GillsPale, going right to the edge of the stem
VeilYes
RingToo soon to tell
StemStraight, white, fibrous but snapped when broken
BaseNot seen
SporesPale or maybe not produced by young specimen
OtherNo smell or staining. May be a slightly younger version of #83.
Can I eat it??
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83. Unknown ( )
   Confidence: 0/10
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Date09 Oct 2015
LocationAlong English Bluff Road, Tsawwassen
CapGrey / white, smooth, dry
GillsTan running up to the edge of the stem
VeilThere was one
RingYes
StemStraight, white, fibrous but snapped when broken
BaseNot seen
SporesGrey / white
OtherNo smell or staining. May be a slightly older version of #82.
Can I eat it??
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84. Unknown ( )
   Confidence: 0/10
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Date09 Oct 2015
LocationAlong English Bluff Road, Tsawwassen
CapWhite, smooth, dry
GillsWhite
VeilYes
RingToo soon to tell
StemStraight, white
BaseNot seen
SporesPale or maybe not produced by young specimen
OtherNo smell or staining.
Can I eat it??
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85. Some kind of Agaricus (Agaricus ?)
   Confidence: 2/10
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Date09 Oct 2015
LocationAlong English Bluff Road, Tsawwassen
CapGray / brown, dry, smooth
GillsTan
VeilWas one
RingYes
StemSmooth, white, fibrous, a central pith
BaseNot seen
SporesPale brown / gray
OtherNo smell or staining. May be an younger version of #81.
Can I eat it??
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86. Shaggy Parasol (Lepiota rachodes)
   Confidence: 9/10    See also #14, #15
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Date11 Oct 2015
LocationCampbell Valley
CapWhite with brown scales, brown smooth center
GillsWhite, not meeting the stem
VeilWas one
RingYes
StemWhite, fibrous, larger at bottom
BaseLarger / thicker than stem, no volva
SporesNot tested
OtherCaps generally 2" across and fairly flat, young specimen starts with a marshmallow-shaped top
Can I eat it?Excellent but some people react badly so saute on high heat in an open pan
Arora pocket guidePg 95
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 297-8
87. Inky Cap (Coprinus atramentarius)
   Confidence: 9/10    See also #19
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Date11 Oct 2018
LocationFront yard at home
CapGrey / brown
GillsWhite then grey then black, to the stem
VeilNone
RingNo
StemWhite / grey, fibrous, thin
Baseno volva
SporesBlack
OtherStarts as a button poking through, within a day or two is 3" tall, then dissolves to black ink
Can I eat it?Not recommended, even when young, can lead to upsets
Arora pocket guidePg 131
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 347-350
88. Common Volvariella (Volvariella speciosa changed to Volvopluteus in 2011)
   Confidence: 6/10
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Date11 Oct 2018
LocationPoint Roberts, WA
CapTan, 2-12 cm, small dome in center
GillsPink / tan, not meeting the stem
VeilNone
RingNo
StemWhite, straight, snapped when bent but afterwards was a little stringy
BaseVague volva a bit underground
SporesCinnamon brown
OtherInitially looked like Agaricus. In grass, some were singles and some grew in clusters (bases together in a bunch), no staining or sharp smell
Can I eat it?Excellent when young but easily confused with other poisonous Amanitas
Arora pocket guidePg 74
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 259
89. Birch Bolete (Leccinum scabrum)
   Confidence: 6/10
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Date24 Oct 2018
LocationReifel Bird Sanctuary
CapDark brown, moist and sticky from old age
GillsPolypores, brown / yellow, tight to the stem
VeilNone seen
RingNone seen
StemThick, fairly straight, striated brown and white
BaseNot seen
SporesDark brown
OtherA few isolated instances in 2 locations, no colouring when broken
Can I eat it?Edible, some like it more than others, only eat fresh firm specimens
Arora pocket guidePg 169
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 541-42
90. Unknown but looks like some sort of Gomphidius
   Confidence: 2/10
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Date24 Oct 2018
LocationReifel Bird Sanctuary
CapPale, maybe a tint of rose like a Russula
GillsPale white running slightly on to the stem
VeilNone seen
RingNone seen
StemThick white stringly, stained yellow at the base
BaseNot seen
SporesFaint brown maybe tan
OtherThis was growing through the links of a metal wire fence and was heavily twisted as a resut
Can I eat it?Edible but peel the skin off first
Arora pocket guidePg 150-51
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 481-3
91. Deer Mushroom (Pluteus cervinus)
   Confidence: 2/10
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Date24 Oct 2018
LocationReifel Bird Sanctuary
CapGrey, no scales, dry
GillsFree of stem, white then turned pinkish brown
VeilNone seen
RingNone seen
StemStraight grey / white, may have flattened scales, snapped initially but had fibres
BaseWas inside the wood
SporesRich reddish brown
OtherOnly one specimen growing right out of the wood
Can I eat it??
Arora pocket guidePg 38
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 255-56
92. Unknown ( )
   Confidence: 0/10
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Date24 Oct 2018
LocationReifel Bird Sanctuary
CapAlmost black
GillsWhite, close to stem, possible bruising
VeilNone seen
RingNone seen
StemShort, thick, fibrous, possible bruising
BaseNot seen
SporesPale white
OtherAll along in the grass, thought it was a snail at first
Can I eat it??
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93. Unknown ( )
   Confidence: 0/10
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Date24 Oct 2018
LocationReifel Bird Sanctuary
CapLight brown, darker at the centre, white powder, veins running to the margin
GillsDecurrent, widely spaced, pale tan / pink
VeilNot seen
RingNone
StemStraight, darker tan, fibrous
BaseNot seen
SporesNot seen
OtherThought they might be Honeys but there's no ring
Can I eat it??
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94. Honey Mushroom (Armillaria mellea)
   Confidence: 6/10    See also #25, #37, #51, #55, #73, #102
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Date24 Oct 2018
LocationReifel Bird Sanctuary
CapLight brown, dark center, lines radiating to margin
GillsLight brown, fleshy, free from stem
VeilNot seen
RingYes
StemStriated, straight, tan / brown, fibrous
BaseNot seen
SporesLight brown
Othersmall clusters not obviously on wood
Can I eat it?Often eaten but sometimes causing stomach upsets, discard stems and cook well, don't use if growing on buckeye or hemlock
Arora pocket guidePg 82-84
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 196-97
95. Unknown ( )
   Confidence: 0/10
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Date24 Oct 2018
LocationReifel Bird Sanctuary
CapWhite, smooth and clean
GillsWhite at first then browned after picking, went right to the stem
VeilNot seen
RingNo
StemShort, straight, white, fibrous
BaseNot seen
SporesNot seen
OtherSmelled very earthy, made me think of white grocery store button mushrooms but lack of ring says not Agaricus
Can I eat it??
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96. Unknown ( )
   Confidence: 0/10
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Date24 Oct 2018
LocationReifel Bird Sanctuary
CapWhite, clean, dry
GillsWhite, free of stem, went light brown after picking
VeilNoen seen
RingNo
StemLong, straight, white, fibrous
BaseNot seen
SporesNot seen
Other 
Can I eat it??
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97. Unknown ( )
   Confidence: 0/10
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Date24 Oct 2018
LocationReifel Bird Sanctuary
CapWhite, clean, dry, yellows after picking
GillsInitially light grey, turning brown after picking
VeilNone seen
RingNone seen
StemStraight, white, snaps
BaseNot seen
SporesNot seen
Other 
Can I eat it??
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98. Unknown ( )
   Confidence: 0/10
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Date24 Oct 2018
LocationReifel Bird Sanctuary
CapWhite, dry, smooth, domed
GillsDeep, right to the stem, widely spaced, light brown / flesh toned
VeilNone seen
RingNone seen
StemWhite, slightly crooked, fibrous
BaseNone seen
SporesNone seen
Other 
Can I eat it??
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99. Fairy Fingers (Clavaria vermicularis or C. fragilis)
   Confidence: 8/10
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Date24 Oct 2018
LocationReifel Bird Sanctuary
CapNone, no bulge at top of stem
GillsNone
VeilNone
RingNone
StemThe whole fruit is the stem, white, brittle, no branching
BaseOften several clustered together sharing a base
SporesNone seen
OtherSeen along the pathway buried in leaves and moss, often under evergreens
Can I eat it?Yes, but hardly worth the effort
Arora pocket guide 
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 637
100. Fly Amanita (Amanita muscaria)
   Confidence: 10/10    See also #27
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Date24 Oct 2018
LocationReifel Bird Sanctuary
CapBright red/orange with yellow scales
GillsWhite
VeilYes, when younger, white
RingYes
StemWhite, straight
BaseNo volva, but bulbous
SporesWhite
OtherFound many large troops of them in many places
Can I eat it?Not recommended. Hallucinogenic and toxic, can be deadly if you eat too much
Arora pocket guidePg 77
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 282-83
101. Golden Pholiota (Pholiota aurivella)
   Confidence: 7/10
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Date27 Oct 2018
LocationRenfrew Ravine, Vancouver
CapGolden brown with dark scales, moisture may be rain
GillsDeep reddish brown
VeilNone seen
RingNone seen
StemLong, not straight, red-brown
BaseIn the wood
SporesNot seen
OtherThere are several similar species of Golden Pholiotas
Can I eat it?Not recommended, slimy and may cause stomach upsets
Arora pocket guidePg 136
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 390-91
102. Honey Mushroom (Armillaria mellea)
   Confidence: 9/10    See also #25, #37, #51, #55, #73, #94
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Date27 Oct 2018
LocationRenfrew Ravine, Vancouver
CapLarge light brown, slightly darkened center, some white powder on surface is spores from caps above
GillsLight brown / tan, slightly decurrent, closely packed
VeilNot seen
RingMark around upper stem might be residual veil
StemFibrous / stringy, light brown
BaseInside the wood, several specimens together
SporesNot tested but probably white because of powder on caps
OtherVery decayed tree trunk
Can I eat it?Often eaten but sometimes causing stomach upsets, discard stems and cook well, don't use if growing on buckeye or hemlock
Arora pocket guidePg 82-84
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 196-97
103. Bird's Nest (Nidulariales, maybe Crucibulem laeve)
   Confidence: 9/10
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Date04 Nov 2018
LocationLower Seymour Conservation Reserve
CapNone
GillsNone
VeilNone seen
RingNo
StemNone
BaseIndividuals attached to branch
SporesNone seen
OtherThere were no eggs visible in the nests so hard to develop better ID
Can I eat it?Maybe, but not worth the effort
Arora pocket guide 
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 778-781
104. Yellow Russula (Russula claroflava)
   Confidence: 6/10
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Date04 Nov 2018
LocationLower Seymour Conservation Reserve
CapYellow / golden brown
GillsWhite, fairly closely packed, right to the stem
VeilNone seen
RingNo
StemMostly straight and even, white getting yellower near bottom
BaseDeep in the moss
SporesNot tested
OtherLots of other Russula in these woods
Can I eat it?Yes
Arora pocket guide 
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 92
105. Unknown Conk (probably Ganoderma)
   Confidence: 0/10
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Date04 Nov 2018
LocationLower Seymour Conservation Reserve
CapHard, black, looks perennial with growth each season, new growth is creamy white
GillsPores but not closely examined
VeilNo
RingNo
StemNo, directly on the wood (evergreen, cut face of log)
BaseNo
SporesNot tested
OtherMany on cut face of log in evergreen forest
Can I eat it?Hard and woody, not worth the effort
Arora pocket guide 
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 574-78
106. Witch's Butter and assorted Jellies (Dacrymyces palmatus)
   Confidence: 5/10
   See also #50
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Date04 Nov 2018
LocationLower Seymour Conservation Reserve
CapYellow-orange blob on a log
GillsNo
VeilNo
RingNo
StemNo
BaseRight on the wood
SporesNot tested
OtherEvergreen log where the bark had been pulled away from the wood
Can I eat it?Yes, but flavourless
Arora pocket guidePg 242
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 672-74
107. Angel Wings (Pleurocybella porrigens)
   Confidence: 6/10    See also #41, #80
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Date04 Nov 2018
LocationLower Seymour Conservation Reserve
CapDry white scalloped
GillsCreamy white, close to the stubby stem
VeilNone seen
RingNone seen
StemShort, off centre
BaseGrows right on the wood (evergreen)
SporesNone seen
OtherA few individuals, not clustered, on the bark of the evergreen
Can I eat it?Not a flavourful as Osters, have been some bad effects
Arora pocket guidePg 36
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 135-36
108. Unknown (possibly some Clitocybe)
   Confidence: 0/10
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Date04 Nov 2018
LocationLower Seymour Conservation Reserve
CapWhite / grey, smooth, domed, wavey when older, slimy
GillsNot seen
VeilNot seen
RingNo
StemUniform, some curves, browner, no scales
BaseInside the bark of the evergreen log
SporesNot tested
OtherIn small groups from a common base in the bark
Can I eat it?Unknown
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109. Fragile Russula (Russula fragilis)
   Confidence: 7/10    See also #128
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Date04 Nov 2018
LocationLower Seymour Conservation Reserve
CapRed shades, darker in centre, almost pink near margin
GillsWhite, straight, even, close spacing, no branching
VeilNot seen
RingNo
StemWhite, straight, slightly wider at base, smooth
BaseNot seen
SporesNot tested
OtherThere were lots of Russula varieties in these woods
Can I eat it?Not recommended because of acrid taste
Arora pocket guide 
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 98-99
110. Common Deer Truffle parasitized by a Truffle Eater (Elaphomyces granulatus group with Cordyceps capitata)
   Confidence: 9/10
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Date04 Nov 2018
LocationLower Seymour Conservation Reserve
CapTruffle is just a dark brown mass, Cordyceps fruit is dense dark brown
GillsNone
VeilNone
RingNone
StemNot on truffle, the Cordyceps rises up straight, creamy, pithy
BaseTruffle grows underground
SporesNot tested
OtherElaphomyces are the only truffle types which get infected by Cordyceps
Can I eat it?No, Deer Truffles in general not edible
Arora pocket guide 
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 862-65 and 879
111. Unknown (some kind of Amanita)
   Confidence: 2/10
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Date05 Nov 2018
LocationTsawwassen Ferry Jetty
CapWhite, pot-marked, flat, dry, sight middle bump, no scales
GillsTan running right out to the margin and up a bit
VeilNot seen
RingNot seen, but could have been high on the stalk
StemStraight, white, slightly larger at base, some shaggy bits at the bottom
BaseDefinite sack around the base (volva)
SporesNot tested
OtherIn a grassy patch, disturbed area, not near any trees, 2 specimens well separated
Can I eat it?Probably not, some Amanitas are deadly
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112. Unknown (possible Phaeocollybia attenuata)
   Confidence: 2/10
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Date05 Nov 2018
LocationIona Beach Regional Park
CapGolden brown, depressed, upturned at the margin
GillsLight brown, free of stem, medium close
VeilNot seen
RingNot seen
StemClose to ground, did not check if there's an underground extension, lighter brown at the top
BaseNot seen
SporesNot tested
OtherOld specimens so colour and cap shape may not be normal
Can I eat it?Unknown
Arora pocket guide 
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 413-16
113. Purple-staining Milk Cap (Lactarius uvidus)
   Confidence: 2/10
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Date05 Nov 2018
LocationIona Beach Regional Park
CapWhite / grey, slightly depressed, dry with little spots, margin gets wavy
GillsCream / pink, fairly close together, slightly reaching down the stem
VeilNone seen
RingNone seen
StemEqual, straight, creamy white, bald
BaseNot seen
SporesNot tested
OtherI did not know to break some of the flesh to look for milky liquid or purple staining, loose grouping of specimens in sandy soil not near trees
Can I eat it?Unknown, but definitely not if I have the ID right
Arora pocket guidePg 20
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 75
114. Pig's Ears (Clavaiadelphus lovejoyae, Gomphus clavatus, Cantharellus clavatus)
   Confidence: 1/10
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Date11 Nov 2018
LocationChehalis, BC
CapLight brown / purplish with black pit marks, slimy, rubbery
GillsNot seen
VeilNone seen
RingNo
StemLooks the same as the cap, continuous
BaseInside the stump
SporesNot tested
OtherLooks like a jelly or a club fungus growing in clumps off a very old conifer stump
Can I eat it?Some say it can be quite sweet
Arora pocket guide 
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 634 or 661
115. Little Brown Waxy Cap (Hygrocybe acuta, Hygrophorus recurvatus, Camarophyllus recurvatus)
   Confidence: 4/10
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Date11 Nov 2018
LocationChehalis, BC
CapBrown or grey, conical, smooth
GillsCreamy / salmon / white, widely spaced, free of stalk
VeilNone seen
RingNo
StemStraight, in the center, similar colour as cap, a little flakey near bottom
BaseInside the wood
SporesNot tested
OtherLBM
Can I eat it?Unknown, but why bother?
Arora pocket guide 
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 112
116. Unknown (possiby Strobilurus or Mycena)
   Confidence: 0/10
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Date11 Nov 2018
LocationChehalis, BC
CapSlightly domed, yellow-white, darker in center
GillsLight brown, close packed, 2 layers, runs right to the stem
VeilNone seen
RingNo
StemBent 1/2 way to log, white / light brown at top, darker brown and tougher at bottom
BaseInside the log
SporesNot tested
Other 
Can I eat it?Unknown
Arora pocket guide 
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 211 or 229-30
117. SOme kind of a Jelly (Merulius)
   Confidence: 3/10
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Date11 Nov 2018
LocationChehalis, BC
CapThin frilly white curls of flesh with ragged edges
GillsNo
VeilNo
RingNo
StemNo
BaseIn the wood, tied up in moss
SporesNot tested
Other2 very small specimens
Can I eat it??
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118. Questionable Stropharia (Stropharia ambigua)
   Confidence: 3/10
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Date11 Nov 2018
LocationChehalis, BC
CapOff-white, slight yellowed dome in the centre
GillsPurple/grey, crowded, free of stem, making teeth at the margin
VeilNot seen
RingNo
StemLong and straight, grey at the top, whiter at the bottom, some scaley bits at the bottom
BaseNot seen
SporesNot tested
OtherID seems right except that there were no veil remnants dangling from the margin, found in moss under evergreens near river
Can I eat it?Unknown
Arora pocket guide 
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 377-78
119. Unknown Amanita (Amanita os some kind)
   Confidence: 3/10
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Date11 Nov 2018
LocationChehalis, BC
CapWhite, yellowing in center, flat or slightly depressed, margin starting to turn up and expose gills
GillsWhite, close, free from stem
VeilYes
RingYes, ragged veil material
StemMainly straight, widens as it goes down, white, some marks toward bottom
BaseNot seen
SporesNot tested
Other 
Can I eat it??
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120. Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor)
   Confidence: 7/10
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Date11 Nov 2018
LocationChehalis, BC
CapMulticoloured rings, outer ring is pale / buff
GillsNo, it has pores, which are buff coloured
VeilNo
RingNo
StemConnects right to the wood
BaseConnects right to the wood
SporesNot tested
OtherOn a Maplewood log
Can I eat it?Too tough to bother but not poisonous
Arora pocket guidePg 197
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 594
121. Green Oyster (Panellus serotinus)
   Confidence: 6/10
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Date11 Nov 2018
LocationChehalis, BC
CapGrey / green, slimy, fan shaped growing out from the wood
GillsYellowy / orange, close together, dark brown margin
VeilNone seen
RingNo
StemMaybe, but short and tight against the wood
BaseInsde the wood
SporesNot tested
OtherLooks like a Gomphidius, looks unappetizing, on a Maplewood log
Can I eat it?Edible but mediocre, sometimes bitter
Arora pocket guide 
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 137-38
122. White Deer Mushroom (Pluteus pellitus)
   Confidence: 4/10
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Date11 Nov 2018
LocationChehalis, BC
CapWhite, dry, bald, flat
GillsWhite, close, free from stem
VeilNone seen
RingNo
StemWhite, straight
BaseNot seen
SporesNot tested
Other 
Can I eat it?Yes
Arora pocket guide 
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 255-56
123. Common Agrocybe (Agrocybe pediades)
   Confidence: 4/10
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Date11 Nov 2018
LocationChehalis, BC
CapRounded convex, smooth, golden-brown at top center, paler at the margin
GillsDark brown, right to the stem, a little sparse
VeilNot seen
RingNo
StemA little crooked because they grow in clusters, even width
BaseNot seen
SporesNot tested
Other 
Can I eat it?Yes, but not recommended because it is easily confused with some poisonous LBMs
Arora pocket guide 
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 468-69
124. Grey Milkcap (Lactarius vietus)
   Confidence: 3/10
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Date11 Nov 2018
LocationChehalis, BC
CapLarge (5"), flat, tan, smooth, wavey margin, a little slimey
GillsWhite / tan, free of the stem, closely packed
VeilNone seen
RingNo
StemThick and heavy, short, off-white
BaseNot seen
SporesNot tested
OtherDid not break the flesh to see if there was staining or milk
Can I eat it?Possibly poisonous, to be avoided
Arora pocket guide 
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 76-77
125. Conifer Tuft (Hypholoma capnoides)
   Confidence: 2/10
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Date11 Nov 2018
LocationChehalis, BC
CapGolden yellow-brown, centre darker, whitening near margin
GillsOff-white, right to the stem
VeilNot seen
RingNo
StemFairly straight and even, bottom a little scaley
BaseComes right out of the wood
SporesNot tested
OtherGrowing on cut log end or in bark
Can I eat it?Edible but not very tasty, do not confuse with Hypholoma fasciculare
Arora pocket guide 
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 407
126. Unknown (possible Inocybe whitei or Lepiota sequoiarum)
   Confidence: 0/10
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Date11 Nov 2018
LocationChehalis, BC
CapWhite, convex, bald, dry
GillsWhite, close to stem, close packed
VeilYes
RingNot seen
StemStraight, white, some scales at the bottom, took a turn as it entered the ground and went sideways
BaseNot seen
SporesNot tested
Other 
Can I eat it??
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127. Possibly Amanita (Amanita of some kind)
   Confidence: 3/10
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Date11 Nov 2018
LocationChehalis, BC
CapWhite, slightly depressed darker centre, bits of veil still stuck on the cap, striate at the margin
GillsWhite, close, free of stem
VeilRemnants on the cap, not seen below the cap
RingNone seen
StemStraight, white
BaseNot seen
SporesNot tested
OtherI think this is an old specimen
Can I eat it??
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128. Fragile Russula (Russula fragilis)
   Confidence: 6/10    See also #109
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Date11 Nov 2018
LocationChehalis, BC
CapVery purple, centre a bit depressed
GillsWhite, close together, right to the stem
VeilNone seen
RingNone seen
StemStraight or slightly widening toward base, thick, white
BaseNot seen
SporesNot tested
Other 
Can I eat it?Not recommended
Arora pocket guide 
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 98-99
129. Unknown ( )
   Confidence: 0/10
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Date11 Nov 2018
LocationChehalis, BC
CapSome domed some sunken, dry, pale white / tan with darker centre spot
GillsLight tan, not closely packed, free from stem
VeilNot seen
RingNone
StemStraight, white, short
BaseNot seen
SporesNot tested
OtherCarpetting the floor over 100 sq ft
Can I eat it??
Arora pocket guideSee Pg 4 for similar picture
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130. Unknown ( )
   Confidence: 0/10
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Date11 Nov 2018
LocationChehalis, BC
CapWhite with pinkish tinge, peaked / conical, smooth
GillsNot seen
VeilNone seen
RingNo
StemVery long and thin and straight
BaseNot seen
SporesNot tested
OtherGrowing on a log (unknown wood) through the moss covering, a few individuals
Can I eat it??
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131. Short-stemmed Russula (Russula brevipes)
   Confidence: 7/10
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Date11 Nov 2018
LocationChehalis, BC
CapTan / white, upturned, possibly had veil remnants, old specimen, wavey margin
GillsClose together, tan / buff / white, slightly running down the stem
VeilNot seen (old specimen), possible remnants on cap
RingNo
StemVery thick and short, white, slightly spindle-shaped
BaseNot seen
SporesNot tested
OtherHuge specimen, 9" across, only one seen, hard to be sure with such an old specimen
Can I eat it?Edible but insipid
Arora pocket guidePg 14 and 27
Mushrooms DemystifiedPg 87-88
132. Unknown ( )
   Confidence: 0/10
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Date11 Nov 2018
LocationChehalis, BC
Cap?
Gills?
Veil?
Ring?
Stem?
Base?
Spores?
OtherI didn't pay enough attention to the details to make a good ID
Can I eat it??
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