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    Default Strange fungus

    I found this strange fungus in a knot hole in a tree in the garden. Does anyone know what it is? It looks like lychees.

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    Looks like a Morel, if so, very tasty.

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    It does not look like any morel I've ever seen and, of course, no mushroom should be eaten unless you're 100% certain what it is... but you know that already.

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    So, the morel to this tale is, if in doubt do nowt.
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    This fungus I think either belong to basidiomycetes or deutermycetes group of fungi group of protista , but even then it is suggested not to eat them in any way without the help of mycologist because these can be poisonous and hence dangerous. thanks

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    I think it may be shaggy scalycap after trawling through lots of fungus photos.
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    It looks like a Morel..... fry it with some bacon and eggs...... if you die then it's not a Morel but it's worth trying, you only live once.

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    i do not know but my nan always said if in doubt leave it out and she lived to a good old age

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    Quote Originally Posted by starfish View Post
    i do not know but my nan always said if in doubt leave it out and she lived to a good old age
    My Grandma always said "try everything and live your life" she died at 17 years old..... she choked eating a car tire.

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    My Grandma was also a great one for "sleep"..... she swore by it....... I slept like a log last night, I woke up in the fireplace

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rheghead View Post
    I think it may be shaggy scalycap after trawling through lots of fungus photos.

    Looks like wee dragon eggs (game of thrones type), perhaps a gift from the Welsh friends.
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    Its a shaggy scaly cap...Pholiota squarrosa#

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