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