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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).

 

Fungi - 13 species

Fungus Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria
Amanita muscaria
Amanita muscaria
Amanita muscaria
Amanita muscaria
Amanita muscaria

Fungus Coprinus comatus (Shaggy Ink Cap)

Coprinus comatus
Coprinus comatus
Coprinus comatus
Coprinus comatus
Coprinus comatus
Coprinus comatus
Hebeloma crustuliniforme
Hebeloma crustuliniforme

Fungus Kuehneola uredinis (A rust fungus)

Kuehneola uredinis
Kuehneola uredinis
Kuehneola uredinis
Kuehneola uredinis
Kuehneola uredinis
Kuehneola uredinis

Fungus Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milk Cap)

Lactarius deliciosus
Lactarius deliciosus
Lactarius deliciosus
Lactarius deliciosus
Lactarius deliciosus
Lactarius deliciosus

Fungus Paxillus involutus (Brown roll-rim)

Paxillus involutus
Paxillus involutus

Fungus Phragmidium violaceum (A leaf rust fungus)

Phragmidium violaceum
Phragmidium violaceum
Phragmidium violaceum
Phragmidium violaceum
Phragmidium violaceum
Phragmidium violaceum

Fungus Puccinia malvacearum (Hollyhock rust)

Puccinia malvacearum
Puccinia malvacearum

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Fungus Suillus granulatus (Weeping Bolete)

Suillus granulatus
Suillus granulatus
Suillus granulatus
Suillus granulatus
Suillus granulatus
Suillus granulatus

Fungus Suillus luteus (Slippery Jack Mushroom)

Suillus luteus
Suillus luteus
Suillus luteus
Suillus luteus
Suillus luteus
Suillus luteus

Fungus Suillus sp. (A bolete )

Suillus sp.
Suillus sp.
Suillus sp.
Suillus sp.
Suillus sp.
Suillus sp.
Thelephora terrestris
Thelephora terrestris
Thelephora terrestris
Thelephora terrestris

Fungus Tricholoma terreum (Grey Knight or Dirty Tricholoma)

Tricholoma terreum
Tricholoma terreum
Tricholoma terreum
Tricholoma terreum
Tricholoma terreum
Tricholoma terreum

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