Selby Shrooms does not encourage the uninformed collection or consumption of wild mushrooms.
It is up to you and you only to get the proper identification and confirmation of edibility.
There are many wild mushrooms that are poisonous – some with potentially fatal consequences. The differences between potentially edible and potentially fatally poisonous mushrooms can be in many cases quite minor and the collection and consumption of wild mushrooms can have inherent risk.
Many of the species commonly sought or collected for consumption in Australia do not directly fit identification keys from American or Europe and in some cases may not be spore compatible with the species they have been described as in Australia.
In other words, mushrooms collected in Australia that look very similar to known edibles in Europe or America may not actually be the same species.
Further, recent research suggests that some wild mushrooms with a history of collection and consumption in Europe – such as Tricholoma terreum – may contain previously undetected toxic constituents that may bioaccumulate over time or have poisonous effects after repeated consumption.
A general rule of thumb is that unless a collector is 110% certain of the identification of a mushroom they should not even consider consuming it.