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Generally  you see only the spore-producing structures (or fruit bodies) of a fungus, the rest being well hidden. The best-known type of fruit body would be a mushroom, i.e. something fleshy, with a cap, usually atop a stem, and gills on the cap's underside. For more about fruit body types see: http://www.cpbr.gov.au/fungi/types-of-fungi.html. Many fungi are not identifiable from photos, but you can increase your chances of by showing fruit bodies from different angles. If there's a stem, show it. With a mushroom try to show the base of the stem to see if it has a cup-like surround  (e.g. http://www.cpbr.gov.au/fungi/images-captions/volvariella-speciosa-0309.html) or some other striking feature (e.g. http://www.cpbr.gov.au/fungi/images-captions/amanita-xanthocephala-0015.html). If there are distinct upper and lower surfaces, show both. If you can't photograph the underside, make a note of what's there. Here (http://www.cpbr.gov.au/fungi/images-captions/entoloma-sp-0248.html) many pinkish brown spores have fallen from the gills of the upper cap onto the top of the lower cap. You won't always see a spore colour out in the open, but it pays to look (and see also: http://www.cpbr.gov.au/fungi/spore-prints.html). If you see what look like immature and mature fruit bodies, show both, since some features are easier to see on immature specimens others on mature ones. Is there any bruising or bleeding if some part of the fruit body is touched or damaged? The white pore layer of Amauroderma rude (http://www.cpbr.gov.au/fungi/images-captions/amauroderma-rude-0053.html) bruises red if you scrape a fingernail across it. These Lactarius gills  (http://www.cpbr.gov.au/fungi/images-captions/lactarius-sp-0003.html) produced white droplets when damaged by my fingernail.

 

More information: http://www.cpbr.gov.au/fungi/index.html. In particular, you'll find out more about various macroscopic features at: Below I note some things that are worth looking for (and see also: http://www.cpbr.gov.au/fungi/macroscopic.html).

 

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Agarics
Agarics
Agarics
Agarics
Agarics
Agarics
Agaricus sp.
Agaricus sp.
Agaricus sp.
Agaricus sp.
Agaricus sp.
Agaricus sp.
Agrocybe
Agrocybe
Agrocybe
Agrocybe
Agrocybe praecox group
Agrocybe praecox group
Agrocybe praecox group
Agrocybe praecox group
Agrocybe praecox group
Agrocybe praecox group

Fungus Aleuria sp. (An Orange peel fungus)

Aleuria sp.
Aleuria sp.
Aleuria sp.
Aleuria sp.
Aleuria sp.
Aleuria sp.

Fungus Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria
Amanita muscaria
Amanita muscaria
Amanita muscaria
Amanita muscaria
Amanita muscaria
Amanita sp.
Amanita sp.
Amanita sp.
Amanita sp.
Amanita sp.
Amanita sp.

Fungus Amanita xanthocephala (Vermilion grisette)

Amanita xanthocephala
Amanita xanthocephala
Amanita xanthocephala
Amanita xanthocephala
Amanita xanthocephala
Amanita xanthocephala

Fungus Amauroderma rude (Red-staining Stalked Polypore)

Amauroderma rude
Amauroderma rude
Amauroderma rude
Amauroderma rude
Amauroderma rude
Amauroderma rude
Amaurodon aquicoeruleus
Amaurodon aquicoeruleus
Amaurodon aquicoeruleus
Amaurodon aquicoeruleus
Amaurodon aquicoeruleus
Amaurodon aquicoeruleus
Annulohypoxylon
Annulohypoxylon
Annulohypoxylon
Annulohypoxylon
Annulohypoxylon
Annulohypoxylon

Fungus Armillaria (A honey fungus)

Armillaria
Armillaria
Armillaria
Armillaria
Armillaria
Armillaria

Fungus Armillaria luteobubalina (Australian Honey Fungus)

Armillaria luteobubalina
Armillaria luteobubalina
Armillaria luteobubalina
Armillaria luteobubalina
Armillaria luteobubalina
Armillaria luteobubalina
Arrhenia 'hairy acerosa'
Arrhenia 'hairy acerosa'

Fungus Artomyces sp. (A coral fungus)

Artomyces sp.
Artomyces sp.
Artomyces sp.
Artomyces sp.
Artomyces sp.
Artomyces sp.

Fungus Artomyces turgidus (Peppery coral fungus)

Artomyces turgidus
Artomyces turgidus
Artomyces turgidus
Artomyces turgidus
Ascomycete - apothecial
Ascomycete - apothecial

Fungus Aseroe rubra (Anemone Stinkhorn)

Fungus Astraeus hygrometricus (Barometer Earthstar)

Astraeus hygrometricus
Astraeus hygrometricus
Austropaxillus infundibuliformis group
Austropaxillus infundibuliformis group
Austropaxillus infundibuliformis group
Austropaxillus infundibuliformis group
Austropaxillus infundibuliformis group
Austropaxillus infundibuliformis group

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