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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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Rhodofomitopsis lilacinogilva complex
Rhodofomitopsis lilacinogilva complex
Rhodofomitopsis lilacinogilva complex
Rhodofomitopsis lilacinogilva complex
Rhodofomitopsis lilacinogilva complex
Rhodofomitopsis lilacinogilva complex
Russula neerimea
Russula neerimea
Russula neerimea
Russula neerimea
Russula neerimea
Russula neerimea

Fungus Russula sp. (An ectomycorrhizal mushroom )

Russula sp.
Russula sp.
Russula sp.
Russula sp.
Russula sp.
Russula sp.
Rust fungus
Rust fungus
Rust fungus
Rust fungus

Fungus Schizophyllum amplum (Poplar Bells)

Schizophyllum amplum
Schizophyllum amplum
Schizophyllum amplum
Schizophyllum amplum

Fungus Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill Fungus)

Schizophyllum commune
Schizophyllum commune
Schizophyllum commune
Schizophyllum commune
Schizophyllum commune
Schizophyllum commune

Fungus Scleroderma sp. (Earth balls)

Scleroderma sp.
Scleroderma sp.
Scleroderma sp.
Scleroderma sp.
Scleroderma sp.
Scleroderma sp.
Sepedonium
Sepedonium
Sepedonium
Sepedonium
Sepedonium
Sepedonium
Septobasidium clelandii
Septobasidium clelandii
Septobasidium clelandii
Septobasidium clelandii
Septobasidium clelandii
Septobasidium clelandii
Septobasidium sp.
Septobasidium sp.
Septobasidium sp.
Septobasidium sp.
Septobasidium sp.
Septobasidium sp.
Sooty mould
Sooty mould
Sooty mould
Sooty mould
Sooty mould
Sooty mould
Stereum
Stereum
Stereum
Stereum
Stereum
Stereum

Fungus Stereum hirsutum (False Turkey)

Stereum hirsutum
Stereum hirsutum
Stereum hirsutum
Stereum hirsutum
Stereum hirsutum
Stereum hirsutum
Stropharia sp.
Stropharia sp.
Stropharia sp.
Stropharia sp.
Stropharia sp.
Stropharia sp.

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.

Fungus Tapinellaceae (A bolete mushroom)

Tapinellaceae
Tapinellaceae
Tapinellaceae
Tapinellaceae
Tapinellaceae
Tapinellaceae
Thelephora terrestris
Thelephora terrestris
Thelephora terrestris
Thelephora terrestris

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