efloraofindia:”For Id 21092011MR2’’ mushroom Pune: One query. Whenever mushrooms are posted for Id experts ask for a pic of the underside of the mushroom. Why is it so important. I fear touching these wild mushrooms as I have heard they are poisonous. If I have to take the pic from below then I need to uproot it with a stick which my conscience does not allow me to do so. Fortunately this mushroom was already exposing the under surface
This is probably some species of Agaricus. The image of the under-surface of a cap in mushroom is very important for identification of a mushroom.
Thank you so much … Now I will have no fear to touch the mushrooms
To identify mushrooms one need to know many things about the sample.
This not Agaricus augustus because the suggested species has an annular ring which missing in your mushroom.
Surely identifying mushroom is tough but there are some obvious ones which can be identified easily.
Is it Agaricus species ?
Termitomyces seems more likely.
Was the base rooting?