How to photograph terrestrial mushrooms to get an ID

Denis Benjamin, Mycologist at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, recently shared a document created by Billy Stone (also of BRIT) that outlines the photos needed to get a proper ID of terrestrial (ground growing) mushrooms. I thought it was very helpful information and worth sharing on iNaturalist!

Posted by kimberlietx kimberlietx, March 17, 2020 18:52

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Posted by kimberlietx 5 months ago (Flag)
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Excellent! Denis Benjamin spoke at our chapter last year, and when he showed examples of “bad” mushroom photos, the kind that can't possibly be identified, they looked like a lot of mine!

Posted by lisa281 5 months ago (Flag)
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Thank you for posting that!

Posted by melodi_96 5 months ago (Flag)
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YES. Thank you for this journal post! I'm going to link it to lots of mushroom observations that don't yet have the right angles. :)

Posted by sambiology 5 months ago (Flag)
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LOL - I love the picture!

Posted by lisa281 5 months ago (Flag)

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