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Post by thabo » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:18 pm

Have had a recent outbreak of mushrooms in my garden.
They are growing all over my grass and I can't identify them or get rid of them (without killing the grass)

Any ideas what they are and how to control them?

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Post by Bell 407 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:15 pm

Thabo, I did a Google search and came up with this one as a possibility :thinking:

Omphalotus species, sometimes called the jack-o-lantern fungus.

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Not sure though.



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Post by Raffles » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:22 am

Has there been a lot of rain? Try this you tube video method (ozone friendly) and there are more in the sidebar.

[bbvideo=640,360]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAOHuL0TMfI[/bbvideo]



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Post by thabo » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:28 am

Bell 407 wrote:Thabo, I did a Google search and came up with this one as a possibility :thinking:

Omphalotus species, sometimes called the jack-o-lantern fungus.

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Not sure though.


Thanks.

Outs not that.
Jack o lanterns have "non-forked gills" and the stem is offset. these ones are "forked" and the cap is mostly symmetric with the stem in the middle



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Re: Shrooms

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Post by thabo » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:37 am

Bell 407 wrote:Thabo, I did a Google search and came up with this one as a possibility :thinking:

Omphalotus species, sometimes called the jack-o-lantern fungus.

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Not sure though.


Thanks

It's not that.
The jack o lantern is offset stem and "non forked gills".
This one has a mostly symmetrical cap with the stem in the center and forked gills

Also, the gills don't continue down the stem like they do in the jack o lantern



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Re: Shrooms

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Post by thabo » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:30 am

Looks like one of the clitocybe family.
Not sure which one



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Post by avi-addict » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:50 pm

FREDA HOUGH DU TOIT VRA:
Dave kan jy dalk hierdie identifiseer en n wenk om dit uit die grasperk te kry asb.
(namens 'n medelid op ''n lugvaartforum wat in die Midde Ooste bly...)

Freda, dit lyk na die radysswan (ruik daaraan)

Daar is geen manier om van hulle ontslae te raak nis - hulle doen die omgewing veel goed.

Ok now for translation. My question was to a well known 'know-it-all' entomologist, Dave Pepler.
He reckons its the 'Radish' mushroom and it smells like radish. He said to leave it 'cause its good for the grass, environment and soil...but there's actually no way you can get rid of it.
I'll go google and come back to you.



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