Mushrooms and Fungi

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Mushrooms and Fungi

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I'm really interested in fungus and every rainy season, I see tons of it around, but my booklet on it isn't very comprehensive. Could we maybe get a forum on mushrooms and fungus, like we have for plants and animals?
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Susan - what a great idea. I have also had a problem identifying toadstools and mushrooms with the book I have got.
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:dance: Yes, just use this as I don't think there will be enough information and participation to warrant a Fungi Forum. :thumbs_up:

Good news, there is a new book on SA Fungi coming out soon. I will let you know as soon as I know more.
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Please pardon my ignorance - do lichen also fall under this category?
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As far as I know Lichen is a fungus - so i am sure it would fit in well with this topic.
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Not quite Moggiedog . Rather a mixture of algae and fungi . It is called a simbiosis , whereby one organism lives off another organism , but both of them draw benefit out of living together ( maybe like a husband and wife , living in harmony :hmz: )
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Re: Mushrooms and Fungi

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moggiedog wrote:okie - thanks for that. Perhaps it can be included here as I havent seen any other topics covering it - But I may be mistakem.

Susanb - how do you feel about that?

(okie - isnt that an oxymoron husband and wife living in harmony :tongue: )


Thanks for asking, but I think anything remotely like fungi can be included in this post. Unfortunately, now that I'm asking about fungi, I haven't found any to take photos of. Its not exactly that time of year, so a few more months and with the rain will come the Fungi!!

In the meantime, I'll be searching my photo's and will try get this thing started
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Anyone out there have a book that can identify this mushroom from the Kalahari, please? Many thanks, if so.
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@AFRICAT,

What you see here is an "Ink Cap / Slangkop". They normally come out after the raining season and when the rains have been good and just the right temperature, they show themself when the N'abba start coming out. It is also called the False inc cap - Padocis sp

They look very similar than most of your Caprinus Comatus species (Google them and have a look).
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Re: Mushrooms and Fungi

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So love hunting for both but we know so little about them. None the less that does not stop us shooting them at every opportunity. So if anyone can help with identifying these I would be so thankful

Near Majulu bridge near Berg en Dal
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Found by Pretoriouskop pool
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Found by Satara pool
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In Lower Sabie camp grounds
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Near our campsite at BnD
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At Pretoriuskop entry gate
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