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Plant Identification: poisonous mushrooms??

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perly80
Mission, TX
(Zone 9b)

January 23, 2013
11:02 AM

Post #9394880

This are growing in a potted papaya plant i got in my porch...are they poisonous???

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Metrosideros

Metrosideros
Keaau, HI


January 23, 2013
11:56 AM

Post #9394950

Looks like a type of Coprinus, Ink Cap, which might be poisonous.

Best to remove the fungi if pets are around.

http://www.mushroomexpert.com/coprinoid.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coprinus

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coprinopsis_atramentaria
Vestia
San Francisco, CA

January 23, 2013
11:58 AM

Post #9394952

This is a plant ID forum; there is a mushroom ID forum at http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/f/fronds/all/
but that is only open to subscribers, so see
http://www.mushroomexpert.com
http://www.rogersmushroom.com and
http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca

That said, your fungi looks like a Coprinus to me. They are usually not very palatable, but a few sp. are eaten. I do not know enough to say that none are poisonous, but they are not among the often-discussed poisonous mushrooms.

Edited: Metrosideros beat me...



This message was edited Jan 23, 2013 1:26 PM

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 23, 2013
12:19 PM

Post #9394979

Vestia, that route would work only if Perly80 were a paying subscriber, which they are not.
Vestia
San Francisco, CA

January 23, 2013
12:27 PM

Post #9394984

yes, part of my message was cut out - I restored it.
perly80
Mission, TX
(Zone 9b)

January 23, 2013
1:22 PM

Post #9395027

Thank you for your time:) and hopefully ill be a member soon, there is so much in this blog i want to read and learn about...but sadly money doesnt grow on trees... Lol..

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 23, 2013
4:22 PM

Post #9395245

Hi Perly. There are sites you may enjoy even while not a subscriber. If you click on COMMUNITIES at the top of the page, it will take you to a list of forums. Any without an asterisk * beside them are open to all DG users. Welcome to DG...
perly80
Mission, TX
(Zone 9b)

January 24, 2013
5:29 AM

Post #9395683

Thank u moonhowl :)

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

January 24, 2013
5:34 AM

Post #9395693

Metrosideros wrote:Looks like a type of Coprinus, Ink Cap, which might be poisonous.

Best to remove the fungi if pets are around.

http://www.mushroomexpert.com/coprinoid.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coprinus

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coprinopsis_atramentaria


As your links show, Coprinus has been split up recently - your fungus looks more like one of the Coprinopsis species, which are toxic for people (particularly so if consumed together with alcohol: the drug 'antabuse' is derived from Coprinopsis). Note though that toxicity for people does not necessarily also mean toxic for pets, or vice-versa; each species has its own separate toxicity list.

Resin

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