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Clitocybe (Lepista) nuda? /ABAUG01/03 : 8 posts by 4 authors. 3 images.
I am a complete novice when it comes to fungi/mushroom and do not know which features are essential to recognise a mushroom. May be … can advise. I thought I may as well start posting a few and seek a lot of help from experts here on the group. Please help.
Is Clitocybe nuda found in the Indian Himalayas?

Above Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
1800m
30 July 2015


I have no idea about this beautiful looking mushroom.


Wow! Beautiful. Inclined to think it may be a Cortinarius sp. if so, a spore print would help a lot. Cortinarius spores would be rusty brown to brownish red


Thank you … I am not sure if the mushrooms are still there. How does one obtain a spore print?


its easy
put a mature mushroom on a glass slide or white paper
i ‘v done it on blotting paper
but any white paper will do
like non printed newsprint etc
even the xerox paper

put the mushroom down
cover with a glass bowl
donot disturb it for 10 to 12 hours
the spores will fall in place
and create a pattern of the gills

and shows color  etc
if glass slides are used
one could then examine under the microscope
many of the spores tend to be unique

thats apparently helpful in classification
I had done it to collect spores and replant some leaf mold etc
different spores only sprout in different woodland leaf mold.
today I found  a url that describes more or less the same process
our weekend wild mushrooming guy had taught us all those decades ago.
http://www.mushroomexpert.com/spore_print.html


Thank you … I will do so the next time I find a mushroom.




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