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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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Austropaxillus sp.
Austropaxillus sp.
Austropaxillus sp.
Austropaxillus sp.
Austropaxillus sp.
Austropaxillus sp.

Fungus Bisporella citrina (Yellow Fairy Cups or Lemon Discos)

Bisporella citrina
Bisporella citrina
Bisporella citrina
Bisporella citrina
Bisporella citrina
Bisporella citrina
Bolbitiaceae
Bolbitiaceae
Bolbitiaceae
Bolbitiaceae
Bolbitiaceae
Bolbitiaceae

Fungus Bolbitius titubans (Yellow Fieldcap Mushroom)

Bolbitius titubans
Bolbitius titubans
Bolbitius titubans
Bolbitius titubans
Bolbitius titubans
Bolbitius titubans

Fungus Boletales (A bolete)

Boletales
Boletales
Boletales
Boletales
Boletales
Boletales

Fungus Boletellus obscurecoccineus (Rhubarb bolete)

Boletellus obscurecoccineus
Boletellus obscurecoccineus
Boletellus obscurecoccineus
Boletellus obscurecoccineus
Boletellus obscurecoccineus
Boletellus obscurecoccineus

Fungus Bovista (A puffball)

Bovista
Bovista
Bovista
Bovista
Bovista
Bovista

Fungus Byssomerulius corium (Netted Crust)

Byssomerulius corium
Byssomerulius corium
Byssomerulius corium
Byssomerulius corium
Byssomerulius corium
Byssomerulius corium

Fungus Calocera aff. sinensis (A pretty horn)

Fungus Calocera sp. (A stagshorn fungus)

Calocera sp.
Calocera sp.
Calocera sp.
Calocera sp.
Calocera sp.
Calocera sp.

Fungus Calostoma fuscum (Common Prettymouth)

Calostoma fuscum
Calostoma fuscum
Calostoma fuscum
Calostoma fuscum
Calostoma fuscum
Calostoma fuscum
Calvatia cyathiformis
Calvatia cyathiformis
Calvatia cyathiformis
Calvatia cyathiformis
Calvatia cyathiformis
Calvatia cyathiformis

Fungus Calvatia sp. (a puffball )

Calvatia sp.
Calvatia sp.
Calvatia sp.
Calvatia sp.
Calvatia sp.
Calvatia sp.
Cerrena zonata
Cerrena zonata
Cerrena zonata
Cerrena zonata
Cerrena zonata
Cerrena zonata

Fungus Chlorociboria (An elfcup fungus)

Chlorociboria
Chlorociboria
Chlorociboria
Chlorociboria
Chlorociboria
Chlorociboria
Chlorophyllum
Chlorophyllum
Chlorophyllum
Chlorophyllum
Chlorophyllum
Chlorophyllum

Fungus Clathrus archeri (Octopus Stinkhorn)

Clathrus archeri
Clathrus archeri
Clathrus archeri
Clathrus archeri
Clathrus archeri
Clathrus archeri

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Fungus Clathrus ruber (Latticed stinkhorn)

Claussenomyces ‘atrovirens group’
Claussenomyces ‘atrovirens group’
Claussenomyces ‘atrovirens group’
Claussenomyces ‘atrovirens group’

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