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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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Hysterobrevium ‘red pigment’
Hysterobrevium ‘red pigment’
Hysterobrevium ‘red pigment’
Hysterobrevium ‘red pigment’
Hysterobrevium ‘red pigment’
Hysterobrevium ‘red pigment’
Hysterobrevium mori
Hysterobrevium mori
Hysterobrevium mori
Hysterobrevium mori
Hysterobrevium mori
Hysterobrevium mori
Hysterobrevium smilacis
Hysterobrevium smilacis
Hysterobrevium smilacis
Hysterobrevium smilacis
Hysterobrevium smilacis
Hysterobrevium smilacis

Fungus Ileodictyon gracile (Smooth cage)

Ileodictyon gracile
Ileodictyon gracile
Ileodictyon gracile
Ileodictyon gracile
Ileodictyon gracile
Ileodictyon gracile
Inocybe
Inocybe
Inocybe
Inocybe
Inocybe
Inocybe

Fungus Inonotus s.l. (A polypore )

Inonotus s.l.
Inonotus s.l.
Inonotus s.l.
Inonotus s.l.
Inonotus s.l.
Inonotus s.l.

Fungus Kuehneola uredinis (A rust fungus)

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

Fungus Laccaria sp. (A white-spored mycrorhizal mushroom)

Laccaria sp.
Laccaria sp.
Laccaria sp.
Laccaria sp.
Laccaria sp.
Laccaria sp.
Laccocephalum
Laccocephalum

Fungus Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milk Cap)

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

Fungus Lactarius s.l. (A Milkcap)

Lactarius s.l.
Lactarius s.l.
Lactarius s.l.
Lactarius s.l.
Lactarius s.l.
Lactarius s.l.
Laetiporus portentosus
Laetiporus portentosus
Laetiporus portentosus
Laetiporus portentosus
Laetiporus portentosus
Laetiporus portentosus
Leaf spot fungus
Leaf spot fungus
Leaf spot fungus
Leaf spot fungus

Fungus Lentinus fasciatus (Hairy trumpet)

Lentinus fasciatus
Lentinus fasciatus
Lentinus fasciatus
Lentinus fasciatus
Lentinus fasciatus
Lentinus fasciatus
Lepiota s.l.
Lepiota s.l.
Lepiota s.l.
Lepiota s.l.
Lepiota s.l.
Lepiota s.l.

Fungus Lepista nuda (Wood Blewit)

Lepista nuda
Lepista nuda
Lepista nuda
Lepista nuda
Lepista nuda
Lepista nuda

Fungus Leratiomyces ceres (Redlead Roundhead)

Leratiomyces ceres
Leratiomyces ceres
Leratiomyces ceres
Leratiomyces ceres
Leratiomyces ceres
Leratiomyces ceres
Leucocoprinus birnbaumii
Leucocoprinus birnbaumii
Leucocoprinus birnbaumii
Leucocoprinus birnbaumii
Leucocoprinus birnbaumii
Leucocoprinus birnbaumii
Leucopaxillus cerealis
Leucopaxillus cerealis
Leucopaxillus cerealis
Leucopaxillus cerealis
Leucopaxillus cerealis
Leucopaxillus cerealis
Leucopaxillus eucalyptorum
Leucopaxillus eucalyptorum
Leucopaxillus eucalyptorum
Leucopaxillus eucalyptorum
Leucopaxillus eucalyptorum
Leucopaxillus eucalyptorum

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