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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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Collybia eucalyptorum
Collybia eucalyptorum
Collybia eucalyptorum
Collybia eucalyptorum
Collybia eucalyptorum
Collybia eucalyptorum
Collybia s.l.
Collybia s.l.
Collybia s.l.
Collybia s.l.
Collybia s.l.
Collybia s.l.
Coltricia sp
Coltricia sp
Coltricia sp
Coltricia sp
Coltricia sp
Coltricia sp
Coniophora
Coniophora
Coniophora
Coniophora
Coniophora
Coniophora

Fungus Coprinellus disseminatus (Fairy bonnets)

Coprinellus disseminatus
Coprinellus disseminatus
Coprinellus disseminatus
Coprinellus disseminatus
Coprinellus disseminatus
Coprinellus disseminatus

Fungus Coprinellus etc. (An Inkcap)

Coprinellus etc.
Coprinellus etc.
Coprinellus etc.
Coprinellus etc.
Coprinellus etc.
Coprinellus etc.
Coprinellus micaceus group
Coprinellus micaceus group
Coprinellus micaceus group
Coprinellus micaceus group

Fungus Coprinus comatus (Shaggy Ink Cap)

Coprinus comatus
Coprinus comatus
Coprinus comatus
Coprinus comatus
Coprinus comatus
Coprinus comatus

Fungus Cordyceps sp (A Vegetable Caterpillar)

Cordyceps sp
Cordyceps sp
Cortinarius archeri s.l.
Cortinarius archeri s.l.
Cortinarius archeri s.l.
Cortinarius archeri s.l.
Cortinarius archeri s.l.
Cortinarius archeri s.l.
Cortinarius australiensis
Cortinarius australiensis
Cortinarius australiensis
Cortinarius australiensis
Cortinarius australiensis
Cortinarius australiensis

Fungus Cortinarius austroalbidus (Australian White Webcap)

Cortinarius austroalbidus
Cortinarius austroalbidus
Cortinarius austroalbidus
Cortinarius austroalbidus
Cortinarius austroalbidus
Cortinarius austroalbidus

Fungus Cortinarius rotundisporus (Elegant Blue Webcap)

Cortinarius rotundisporus
Cortinarius rotundisporus
Cortinarius rotundisporus
Cortinarius rotundisporus
Cortinarius rotundisporus
Cortinarius rotundisporus
Cortinarius sp.
Cortinarius sp.
Cortinarius sp.
Cortinarius sp.
Cortinarius sp.
Cortinarius sp.
Crepidotus sp.
Crepidotus sp.
Crepidotus sp.
Crepidotus sp.
Crepidotus sp.
Crepidotus sp.
Cruentomycena viscidocruenta
Cruentomycena viscidocruenta
Cruentomycena viscidocruenta
Cruentomycena viscidocruenta
Cruentomycena viscidocruenta
Cruentomycena viscidocruenta
Cyathus olla
Cyathus olla
Cyathus olla
Cyathus olla
Cyathus olla
Cyathus olla

Fungus Cyathus sp. ( A Bird's Nest Fungus)

Cyathus sp.
Cyathus sp.
Cyathus sp.
Cyathus sp.
Cyathus sp.
Cyathus sp.

Fungus Dacryopinax spathularia (Spatula jelly)

Dacryopinax spathularia
Dacryopinax spathularia
Dacryopinax spathularia
Dacryopinax spathularia
Dacryopinax spathularia
Dacryopinax spathularia

Fungus Dermocybe austroveneta (Green Skinhead)

Dermocybe austroveneta
Dermocybe austroveneta
Dermocybe austroveneta
Dermocybe austroveneta
Dermocybe austroveneta
Dermocybe austroveneta

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