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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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Fungus Puccinia urticata (Nettle cluster-cup rust fungus)

Fungus Pycnoporus coccineus (Scarlet Bracket)

Pycnoporus coccineus
Pycnoporus coccineus
Pycnoporus coccineus
Pycnoporus coccineus
Pycnoporus coccineus
Pycnoporus coccineus

Fungus Pycnoporus sp. (Scarlet Bracket)

Pycnoporus sp.
Pycnoporus sp.
Pycnoporus sp.
Pycnoporus sp.
Pycnoporus sp.
Pycnoporus sp.

Fungus Pyronema sp (A fire fungus)

Pyronema sp
Pyronema sp
Pyronema sp
Pyronema sp
Pyronema sp
Pyronema sp

Fungus Pyronemataceae (A cup fungus familiy)

Pyronemataceae
Pyronemataceae
Pyronemataceae
Pyronemataceae
Pyronemataceae
Pyronemataceae
Ramaria anziana
Ramaria anziana
Ramaria anziana
Ramaria anziana

Fungus Ramaria capitata var. capitata (Pale cauliflower coral)

Ramaria capitata var. capitata
Ramaria capitata var. capitata
Ramaria capitata var. capitata
Ramaria capitata var. capitata
Ramaria capitata var. capitata
Ramaria capitata var. capitata
Ramaria filicicola
Ramaria filicicola
Ramaria filicicola
Ramaria filicicola
Ramaria filicicola
Ramaria filicicola

Fungus Ramaria sp. (A Coral fungus)

Ramaria sp.
Ramaria sp.
Ramaria sp.
Ramaria sp.
Ramaria sp.
Ramaria sp.
Resupinatus
Resupinatus
Resupinatus
Resupinatus
Resupinatus
Resupinatus

Fungus Resupinatus applicatus (Smoked Oysterling )

Resupinatus applicatus
Resupinatus applicatus
Rhizodiscina lignyota
Rhizodiscina lignyota
Rhizodiscina lignyota
Rhizodiscina lignyota
Rhizodiscina lignyota
Rhizodiscina lignyota
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.

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