The Mushroom Identification Course
Step by step coverage of what you need to know to identify mushrooms
1) The species concept
Identification: it can’t just be about matching pictures. Learning how the mushroom lives and grows is essential.
2) Universal veils
Some mushrooms emerge from the ground enclosed in a universal veil.
3) Partial veils
A partial veil covers the gills or pores of the baby mushroom. As the cap expands, the partial veil is torn and remains on the stem as a ring, or remains as shreds hanging from the edge of the cap.
4) Spore color
Spore color is often helpful in identifying a mushroom. The gills of a mushroom may change color as it grows and the spores mature.
More coming soon…