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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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Fungus Agaricus xanthodermus (Yellow Stainer)

Agaricus xanthodermus
Agaricus xanthodermus

Fungus Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria
Amanita muscaria
Amanita muscaria
Amanita muscaria
Amanita muscaria
Amanita muscaria

Fungus Amanita ochrophylla (Amanita ochrophylla)

Fungus Amanita ochrophylloides (Amanita ochrophylloides)

Amanita ochrophylloides ALA Richard Hartland
Amanita ochrophylloides

Fungus Amanita xanthocephala (Vermilion Grisette)

Amanita xanthocephala
Amanita xanthocephala
Amanita xanthocephala J. Miles
Amanita xanthocephala
Amanita xanthocephala
Amanita xanthocephala

Fungus Amauroderma rude (Red-staining Stalked Polypore)

Amauroderma rude
Amauroderma rude
Anthracophyllum archeri
Anthracophyllum archeri
Anthracophyllum archeri
Anthracophyllum archeri
Anthracophyllum archeri
Anthracophyllum archeri

Fungus Armillaria luteobubalina (Australian Honey Fungus)

Armillaria luteobubalina
Armillaria luteobubalina
Armillaria luteobubalina
Armillaria luteobubalina
Armillaria luteobubalina
Armillaria luteobubalina

Fungus Aseroe rubra (Anemone Stinkhorn)

Aseroe rubra
Aseroe rubra
Auricularia auricula-judae Heino Lepp
Auricularia auricula-judae

Fungus Boletellus emodensis (Boletellus emodensis)

Boletellus emodensis image Jackie Miles
Boletellus emodensis image Liz Allen
Boletellus emodensis
Boletellus emodensis

Fungus Boletellus obscurecoccineus (Rhubarb Bolete)

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

Fungus Calostoma fuscum (Common Prettymouth)

Calostoma fuscum
Calostoma fuscum
Calostoma fuscum
Calostoma fuscum
Calostoma fuscum
Calostoma fuscum

Fungus Clathrus archeri (Octopus Stinkhorn)

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

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Fungus Clitocybe clitocyboides (Clitocybe clitocyboides)

Clitocybe clitocyboides ALA image
Clitocybe clitocyboides

Fungus Coprinus comatus (Shaggy Ink Cap)

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

Fungus Cordyceps gunnii (Dark Vegetable Caterpillar)

Cordyceps gunnii Jackie Miles, Brogo
Cordyceps gunnii Jackie Miles, Brogo
Cordyceps gunnii
Cordyceps gunnii

Fungus Cortinarius archeri (Cortinarius archeri)

Cortinarius archeri
Cortinarius archeri image Liz Allen
Cortinarius archeri
Cortinarius archeri
Cortinarius archeri
Cortinarius archeri

Fungus Cortinarius rotundisporus (Elegant Blue Webcap)

Cortinarius rotundisporus Liz Allen
Cortinarius rotundisporus
Cortinarius rotundisporus
Cortinarius rotundisporus

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